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Need help my focus on my camera is not focusing it has to be my lens because I have two lenses and the other lens works please help

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I'll bet that the problem lens is the 14-45 lens. I will also suggest that the lens received a knock or drop. This has caused the focus link to jump out of position. The repair is not difficult but you do need to be familiar with micro circuits. (There is a board to remove) I believe that Olympus may cover this if the lens is under a year old.

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