In the series « press that shutter release it will become unstuck », have you
tried using a remote control of sorts? Be it mechanical, electronic, via the
iPhone, or the tethering on the Mac?
I DK this particular model, sorry.
From what I read, it looks like your shutter has closed to make ready to get
the pix, and won’t open due to grit (gumming = mechanical), or rust somewhere
(release button could be the culprit). Have you had a look at the blades? Open?
Sorry to read your trusted camera is playing tricks on you, and hoping this
> Le 10 sept. 2019 à 02:33, Paul Braun <pbraun42@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> 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...
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