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    My Zuiko 70 - 300 mm has crashed, something very wrong with the zoom motor and I bought it tomorrow 1 year ago. I can't find my receipt I called Future shop and they can't find when it was purchased. I phoned Olympus and told them I'm shipping it tomorrow and I'll find the freaking receipt. They tell me there's somewhat of a grace period. Though I've only had the lens for one day under a year, it has up until recently been pretty much the only lens I use. The E-3 is registering 15,000 shots fired and my old 510 probably sent another few thousand clicks at it I'm sure hoping it's all going to work out

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    Thanks...Future shops records indicate it was bought on may 6 2008 which put it 2 months beyond the warranty...Damn! So I'm going to have to pay the repair bill

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    I think I'll try and guilt them into fixing it for free I'll tell them I started with their E-500 three years ago, then upgraded to the E-510 picking up the 70-300 and two wireless flashes along the way. When it came time to get serious, I considered Nikon and Cannon, but in the end bought the E-3, two more flashes and a 50mm macro...So really, what's a couple of months out of warranty on a lens. We've been good to you, you could be good to us ...Might fly!

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    Is it possible that it's a firmware issue that might be corrected by installing/re-installing the current and most up to date firmware?
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    Thanks barefoot... Been there done that, no this is a physical issue. It feels like a tooth has broken off a gear inside the lens. It used to zoom like glass but now it chugs and sometimes sticks. If I turn it by hand, I can feel the missing tooth or whatever it is.

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    I had mine sent in and it felt the same way. I was later told something was in the lens and broke the tunring ring..something like that.

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    bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelaw View Post
    I think I'll try and guilt them into fixing it for free I'll tell them I started with their E-500 three years ago, then upgraded to the E-510 picking up the 70-300 and two wireless flashes along the way. When it came time to get serious, I considered Nikon and Cannon, but in the end bought the E-3, two more flashes and a 50mm macro...So really, what's a couple of months out of warranty on a lens. We've been good to you, you could be good to us ...Might fly!
    Ha...Just realized the "Gollum" logic in the last part of this post

    Thanks for the info Kat

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    The update here is it was out of warranty so I had to pay $135.00 flat rate which will bring it up to factory specs. It should be home in the next few days. Not so bad, the lens is worth fixing in my book

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