Question about Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Digital ED Telephoto Zoom Lens for Select Cameras

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I have a 70-300 mm for my E-520. It is barely a month old. If I focus manually, with the large 'grip' ring set at 300mm, the lens will only focus at 150mm even when focusing on a high flying aeroplane. In Autofocus the lens will not go out further than the 1:8 150mm mark. Am I a total nerd, missing something basic or is there a problem with the lens? It does not sound 'smooth' in operation. Have I missed something in the camera controls? I have a 40-150mm lens which works perfectly but I purchased the 70-300 to double the length. I don't want to send it back if is a problem with me not knowing that I should be doing something but if there is a fault, I will send it back. Thank you - I hope you can help Bren Howarth

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The lens is definitely faulty. Either return it to the retailer for an exchange/refund or send it to the manufacturer for a warranty repair. Of the options available, a warranty repair should be your absolute last choice.

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