[OM] Well, that sucks

Subject: [OM] Well, that sucks
From: Paul Braun <pbraun42@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 19:33:11 -0500
Just got back from three days in Rome and a 7-day Greek cruise.

Yesterday, right before we were getting off the bus to walk to Trevi Fountain, I pressed the shutter on my E-M5 to grab a shot of whatever it was we were standing next to, and the camera locked up and went dark. I knew it couldn't be batteries since I had one in the grip as well as the body.

I ended up shooting the fountain with the iPhone...

Got back to the hotel, charged two batteries up and put them back in the camera. Nothing. Decided to try the let-it-sit-without-batteries-for-24-hours trick. Just got home after no batteries for 30 hours - nada.

I looks like my E-M5 may have just died. Not good. A new body ain't in the budget right now.

Anyone have any suggestions before I call Olympus and see how much it might cost to get it repaired?

If I decide to just go with a clean used E-M1, will I still be happy? A new body for $1200 or $1600 ain't gonna happen any time soon.

At least it held up through the first two days in Rome and on the cruise through Greece.

I am, as they say, not happy. Especially since I know I have some shoots coming up in the next month...


Paul Braun WD9GCO
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