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    Today I attempted to do the focus adjustments on the 90-250 that I purchased (used 9+condition) a month ago from B&H photo. On all my other lenses the serial #s show correctly but on this lens it just comes up 0000000s. With the EC14 attached (as a lens group) it does show the EC14s serial #, but again no # for the 90-250 itself.
    Is this due to the fact that it might be a reconditioned lens sold as used?
    It appears to work fine, and I was able to update the firmware tonight with no hiccups...
    should I worry about it not indicating the serial #?

    David
    Last edited by davidh202; 3rd September 2013, 03:07 AM.

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    Re: no serial # on 90-250 in focus adjust

    Gidday David

    Seems strange to me.

    I'd shoot off an email to B&H to put it on the record/query it.

    Perhaps an email to Olympus asking them about it as well?
    regards, john from Melbourne, Australia

    Galleries: http://canopuscomputing.com.au/gallery2/v/main-page/

    Olympus dSLRs: E-30; E-510; E-1
    ZD lenses: f2.8/25 pancake; f2/50 macro; 7~14; 11~22; 14~42; 14~45; 14~54 MkII; 40~150 MkI; 40~150 MkII; 50~200 MkI; EX-25; EC-14
    Accessories: 3x Studio strobe kit; R3880; V700; Minolta ScanElite 5400 II; FL-36R; Sunpak MX-124; OM to 4/3rds adapters
    And a whole swag of film gear and computer stuff. Very fortunate, really.

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    • #3
      Re: no serial # on 90-250 in focus adjust

      what if the serial number is 0000000s

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      • #4
        Re: no serial # on 90-250 in focus adjust

        ^ lol
        regards, john from Melbourne, Australia

        Galleries: http://canopuscomputing.com.au/gallery2/v/main-page/

        Olympus dSLRs: E-30; E-510; E-1
        ZD lenses: f2.8/25 pancake; f2/50 macro; 7~14; 11~22; 14~42; 14~45; 14~54 MkII; 40~150 MkI; 40~150 MkII; 50~200 MkI; EX-25; EC-14
        Accessories: 3x Studio strobe kit; R3880; V700; Minolta ScanElite 5400 II; FL-36R; Sunpak MX-124; OM to 4/3rds adapters
        And a whole swag of film gear and computer stuff. Very fortunate, really.

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        • #5
          Re: no serial # on 90-250 in focus adjust

          Originally posted by Riley View Post
          what if the serial number is 0000000s
          Yeah funny!
          There is actually a physical serial # on the lens barrel, it just doesn't register on the focus adjust screen which leads me to believe it has been reworked as a refurbished lens since it is in remarkably clean condition _not a scratch on the mount. I will call B&H and find out.

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          • #6
            Re: no serial # on 90-250 in focus adjust

            sounds like they messed with the lens firmware
            and didnt realise the serial number went in the process
            I guess they gotta fix it

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            • #7
              Re: no serial # on 90-250 in focus adjust

              Originally posted by Riley View Post
              sounds like they messed with the lens firmware
              and didnt realise the serial number went in the process
              I guess they gotta fix it
              Yep, I have the senior tech at OLY USA HQ looking into it, and he thinks the same as we do about not re-entering the # when or if it was refurbed. I was able to update the firmware to V1.2 last night with no glitch. (wipes sweat off brow...)

              nice to know people in high palces at Oly USA

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