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Problem with "New to Me" XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro


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I just received my "new to me" XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro that I bought off eBay for around $800US. The seller was pretty reputable and the communication during the sale (and post-sale) has been excellent.

I just unboxed the item, which arrived undamaged and well-packed. The lens came in it's original box, which was also like new, and with all the appropriate materials (lens caps, pouch, etc) - and even included an UV filter.

So, I inspect the lens before I attached it to my XT-3. Right away I noticed that something seems 'loose'. When I move the lens back and forth laterally, whatever seems loose moves with the motion. It is NOT a slight movement, in fact it's rather 'clunky'. So, I attached the lens to the XT-3, and noticed that when I switch the camera on, the movement stabilizes - no more internal movements. The lens is quiet! I took a few shots with it, the lens works perfectly fine.

But when I turn the camera back off, the motion/movement returns. Is this normal, or should I be considering a return???

Any help appreciated! 

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This is a known fact about the XF 80mm.  You will notice that as soon as you power on the camera, the clinking stops.  I believe it has something to do with the OIS.   Fuji has confirmed that this is normal behaviors and that there is no danger to the lens.

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