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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Well a little Precis of the situation with my lens!

    This very evening I have been out to my local DHL office and picked up a BRAND new 14-50 Lens which Panasonic had posted out to me!

    I had a few issues with their customer service and in the end pointed them towards this link as a pointer that I was not the only person who was having this problem!


    A BIG thank you to Panasonic UK as I now have the lens back that is the basis of my whole camera system! I've been lost without it, 5 weeks with only a macro lens or a zoom isn't the best way to go along!

    My wife's now just asked me very nicely if she can borrow it next week as she's off to school camp and wants to take some decent photos of the kids whilst they are away!

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    I also meant to say that the feel of the zoom action on the new lens is totally different to my old one, the old one had always been loose and floppy with a little play when at 50mm.

    The new lens is tight and smooth all the way through and feels so much better its like night and day!

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by s4ean View Post
    Fixed it myself using the following method:

    http://en.kendincos.net/video-hlfjnh...-fixation.html

    I cant see the video, youtube said it has been removed, please give me another link that work.
    thanks

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by s4ean View Post
    Wow! You know I purchased the lens with the DMC-L1 new for $350... $147.50 hurts my feelings.
    sean, where did you get the camera and the lens? do you think they still have stocks?

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by tkurkowski View Post
    You may have made the right decision. I did the fix as per the video, it wasn't difficult and it did work - the lens zooms fine now. BUT, the screw that was loose was the only one of the three that's almost impossible to get to and was certainly impossible to put LockTite on. (In the sense that I was unwilling to get LockTite all over the lens. )

    So the question is, how long will the fix work compared to having Panny do it with LockTite?

    Ted
    Hi Ted, do you still have the video, please forward the video as i cant see it anymore because youtube stated it has been removed by the user, thanks in advance

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by curious17845 View Post
    I cant see the video, youtube said it has been removed, please give me another link that work.
    thanks
    I sent you a private message.

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    I would also love to see this video as can't see it working. I found instructions online and the 3 inner screws all seemed very tight.

    How do I go about sending it off to Panasonic please?.

    Many thanks in advanced.

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Ben if you want to get it sent back to Panasonic UK, you need to ring them up and obtain a returns number, I've also posted a reply on my thread on talkphotography for you.

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Many thanks, been searching like mad tonight

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    Re: Leica 14-50mm Zoom Ring locked up

    Managed to fix it myself. The 3 screws spoke about on the google link was all fine. It was the 3 screws right at the end of the lens I had to fix. I can upload photos or give more information if any one is interested.

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