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    Default My E-M1, Death By IS?

    UPDATE BELOW!

    My first Olympus failure. Upon startup, there was an unusual click, a normal looking screen except the S IS icon was flashing orange, and after 5 seconds during which no control worked, it shut down.
    Changing batteries and lenses made no difference, so off I took it to my Olympus shop.
    The very knowlegeble lady who also uses an E-M1 had the same result. Then she tried a reboot, except nothing worked so she could not. Next as she went to put the body cap in place and pack it off, she said look at this. Sharp eyed she was! The sensor was slightly skewed, which is why the icon was flashing. No, I had not dropped the camera. It worked perfectly the night before, and was not dropped between then and picking it up and turning it on this morning.
    Could it be that a shaking sensor can shake itself out of true? I can't think how else it could have got out of alignment.
    I guess it will be up to Olympus to decide whether to honour my 3 year extended warrantied otherwise immaculate E-M1.
    Cheers,
    Don
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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS?

    The sensor doesn't shake. The cover glass does. Sounds like the sensor unit came un-done.

    Hope you get a speedy repair.
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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS?

    Are you sure about that? Doesn't the cover shake when it is doing its self cleaning number? I was under the impression that the whole thing behind the Oly IS is that the sensor is suspended in magnetic fields and does indeed move.

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    Yes. The cover shakes. Not the sensor itself.
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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS?

    I stand corrected. I was confusing the dust removal system with the 5 axis IBIS in which the sensor package does in fact move for stabilization. Evidently that is what went wrong with your body.

    Again best of luck getting it fixed quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laingjd View Post
    I stand corrected. I was confusing the dust removal system with the 5 axis IBIS in which the sensor package does in fact move for stabilization. Evidently that is what went wrong with your body.

    Again best of luck getting it fixed quickly.
    Thanks Ian. In this part of the world, the sole Olympus repair agency is at the other end of the country so it will be well travelled when I get it back.
    Cheers,
    Don

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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS? - UPDATE+ asides

    Amazing service. Fly from North to South Island, repaired and back in my hands shooting in 4 days! Even the Camera Shop was surprised.
    Work Done- Dismantled camera, make repairs to IS unit, reassemble, check ok, no charge.
    Good for them.
    As an aside, in the major display, next to shelves of Olympus m 4/3, was a glossy row of Sony A7 versions. I asked how they were going, and they said really well, and Canikon better get their act together. This from one of the remaining few traditional camera shops here, and mostly Canikon until now. Never did I dream they would have anything to do with Sony.
    I also saw the new m4/3 40-150f2.8 zoom which I have been considering, but was not impressed with the size of it. I was intending to ask to fit it onto my E-M1 body, but my hankering was dead in it's tracks.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS? - UPDATE+ asides

    Greetings from rather chilly Glasgow! Size of the 40-150? Too big?

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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS? - UPDATE+ asides

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    Greetings from rather chilly Glasgow! Size of the 40-150? Too big?
    Yes Daniel. I got the immediate feeling that it follows the way the compact and neat OM philosophy turned into 4/3 obesity. So much so that I had to read the card to confirm it WAS a 40-150mm lens.
    I know it has to be big to maintain F2.8, but it is longer than the ZD50-200 and not a lot lighter.
    Chilly Glasgow at the start of summer! Better spend some time in the pubs
    Have a great time,
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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS? - UPDATE+ asides

    Maybe it's not quite fair to compare the 40-150 f/2.8 to the 50-200 f/2.8-3.5. Rather, compare it to the 35-100 f/2...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwae View Post
    Maybe it's not quite fair to compare the 40-150 f/2.8 to the 50-200 f/2.8-3.5. Rather, compare it to the 35-100 f/2...
    LOL. That's a bridge too far for me Ken

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    Default Re: My E-M1, Death By IS? - UPDATE+ asides

    Not a pub in sight around here, mate! We are in the middle of nowhere (also known as "bugger all") on the northern tip of Mull. Nasty out! Forecast not promising. Obama's fault, no doubt.....

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