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Bought a 3.5 macro lens.the focus ring does not work manually.This is the second such lens I have gotten(sent the first one back because of same problem).This is not corect is it?It works fine on auto focus however I should be able to focus it by hand if I want shoot different distances correct? By the way the camera is an Evolt 500

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Short answer Yes!..
I am wondering if by chance you have the lens switch set to AF rather than M. It would be almot unheard of to not have manual focus, also to have 2 lenses with the same problem. No insult intended, but it sounds more like you may be at fault rather than the lens.Remove lens from camera and see if the focus ring is cooperative when not connected to the camera.If it does This would indicate that the camera is controlling it by Austofocus because it is set on the lens itself.

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