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Problem with lens

Hi sir how r u my name is mohamamd ali and i belong to pakistan .i have a camera of Olumpus with L-20 Glass aspherical lens.and when i turn on the camera so when the camera is in proccesing for on so then in the proccessing i hear some voice from lens.when i turn on and then when i turn in this two times i heard voice from makes some voice from its parts when the lens menege the sir if tell the the solution of this problem i will be gratefull to u i so upset about it and thats why i contact u to tell me any good tips about this camea.

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Re: problem with lens

I can't understand if besides the noise the camera works or not... If noise is the only problem, then its normal for the camera to make noises, especially from the lens since it has moving parts. Please post your problem again and try to describe the problem itself in more detail. Otherwise try following the manuals instructions on a soft and hard reset of the camera, which might solve your problem. You can get a copy of the manual here on fixya from the product page. If there is no reset procedure on the manual try disconnecting it from any power source for a few days(batteries, cable etc), and then try again. Also try replacing the batteries with new ones. Good luck!

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Hi There! I do hope someone can help. I dropped

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Next, remove the lens and carefully inspect it using a bright table lamp. You are looking for signs of moisture (foggy or droplets). Also, and every bit as damaging is FUNGUS! Do you keep your equipment in that nice, cool, dark, closet or camera bag all the time? Prime fungus breeding environment. It grows on the INSIDE of the lens, on the glass surfaces and, if not removed in a timely manner, can etch the surface of the glass, ruining it. It can cause a cloudy appearance. But, so can our old. fiendish friend, OIL! The lubricants used to make that precision helicoid barrel(your lens focusing tube) slide so nicely is a nasty enemy when left sitting for long periods--or heated--like being left in a car on a hot day. It vaporizes over time, clouding up optics and far worse, gumming up the delicate, metal, diaphragm blades in the center of the the lens.(they give you your apertures--f-stops) Move the lever at the back of the lens to check the blade movement--it should be a quick, smart action with no laziness as the blades move--you need to set the lens to its max f-stop to see the blades move fully.
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Bower is brand name skylight is slightly yellow helps soften light there are diffrent densitys. Filter is mostly used to protect orginal glass of lens from dirt smudges scratches & rough treatment. Keep on lens most of the time.

Hyda brand name. PL 3 i believe to be a dark polarizing filter.

Quantaray 1A4 I believe is a haze or skylight filter.
Haze filter does almost the same as a skylight filter.

Hanimex brand name. Polarizing filter used to shoot through reflective glass or surfaces (water), also in color used to sharpen colors. The reason it is turnable is it is light directional beaning light comes through it at a angal hold up to light & turn it you can see how it darkens or litens. Also can stay on lens when not useing skylight filter.

reason you have 2 is one of each for two diffrent lens, 49mm & 55mm.

Hope this helped. Please rate.Thank You.

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