Re: [OM] Well, that sucks

Subject: Re: [OM] Well, that sucks
From: Martin Walters <mwalters1440@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:27:30 -0400
That's what my E-M5 did. Shutter locked up 'down'. Nothing would unstick it. It's being repaired by Oly-Canada. Cost is C$305, including taxes and shipping. I wondered about replacing rather than repairing; however, I'd prefer to wait for the E-M5III. Seems like I'll be using the mkI for a while yet.

In the interim been using OM-2N to finish off some film I had. What a nice viewfinder........


On 09/09/2019 8:33 PM, Paul Braun wrote:
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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