I wish you luck with the re-refurbished lens. Such problems can cast a
bad light on used gear. I personally have bought used lenses and a
couple of camera bodies from B&H and KEH and have been happy with them.
The picture you posted is outstanding. Such beautiful children! The
right camera is very often the one in your hand at the right time.
On 9/25/20 5:09 PM, Lawrence Woods wrote:
The last email I sent to the OM list was about Purchasing a
refurbished 12-100mm M. Zuiko lens directly from Olympus, and finding
it defective. The barrel that extends when zooming was loose and
rattled. Olympus had said that they would not make an exchange on a
refurbished product, but take the lens back for repair.
I want to follow up and report that Olympus made good on the problem.
I sent the lens back to Olympus on Friday, August 28^th . I got an
email from Olympus on September 2^nd that the repair was completed,
and gave me a UPS tracking number for the return shipment. It arrived
the next day. (Shipping was UPS Ground, but I am only about 225 miles
from Olympus in New Jersey.)
The documentation said that they had replaced the internal barrel. The
barrel is still not rock solid, but much improved from its earlier
condition. I am still a little perturbed that the lens still has some
play in the barrel; I would have expected better from a Pro lens. The
list’s feedback about this problem was one person who no longer has
the lens saying that he recalled it being solid, but another person
who has the lens saying his copy has a little play. So I guess I will
live with the play.
In any case, I haven’t had time to try the lens out much. The day
after I got the lens back I traveled to my son’s house for an extended
stay. He just had his second child, and we went to help him out. I did
bring my camera, but since the picture opportunities were mainly going
to be people indoors, I took my trusty old12-40mm 2.8 lens instead.
Of course the key factor in taking pictures is opportunity. The best
picture of the visit came from a cell phone, not my OM-D.
----- Larry Woods
Tullahoma, TN USA
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/