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David Morison
11th July 2011, 09:40 AM
Although I have had my E5 plus Pro/Top pro lenses out it foul weather on many occasions with no trouble, I have had, several times this last week, to remove the lens to blow out "thrips" or storm/thunder flies which regularly take trips across my field of view. I have also had a couple wandering around within the top LCD panel to eventually disappear into the works!

How can this happen?

Interestingly they have also manage to get into the LCD monitor screen of my wife's laptop only to die and look like a comma on a word document. Also seen in an LCD television screen in our kitchen. A word with Olympus is needed methinks!

David

Shaw
11th July 2011, 11:50 AM
I don't have any on my cameras, but there is one my wife's iMac which crawled about for a while under the top panel, then died looking like a hyphen.

Olybirder
11th July 2011, 12:01 PM
I don't have any on my cameras, but there is one my wife's iMac which crawled about for a while under the top panel, then died looking like a hyphen.
If it is just below the glass screen, I believe you can remove it to clean it, as it is just held in place by magnets. I am not sure I would have the confidence to do it though.

Ron

Greytop
11th July 2011, 12:08 PM
My E-5 & lenses have also been given the weather treatment, so far the worst has been heavy and persistent rain but I've never had a problem with thunder flies (or similar).

Shaw
11th July 2011, 10:48 PM
If it is just below the glass screen, I believe you can remove it to clean it, as it is just held in place by magnets. I am not sure I would have the confidence to do it though.

Ron

Thanks Ron,

If I can pluck up the courage I will have a go.

stevednp3
11th July 2011, 11:51 PM
I currently have some like dust spots in my e5 viewfinder but can't work out where its coming from, I have cleaned the outside and can't see any marks on the mirror, its the same with all lenses and its not on the sensor, as its not showing on photos or not visable in liveview :confused:

Greytop
12th July 2011, 07:37 AM
I currently have some like dust spots in my e5 viewfinder but can't work out where its coming from, I have cleaned the outside and can't see any marks on the mirror, its the same with all lenses and its not on the sensor, as its not showing on photos or not visable in liveview :confused:

Steve it sounds like these specs of dust are probably on the focus screen, could be either side but more likely on the side that faces the mirror. You could try a quick puff with a blower but be careful not to get too close to the screen (or the mirror) as they are easily damaged.

Phaedrus
12th July 2011, 08:07 AM
FWIW, my wife's E-410 has had two big spots in the viewfinder for ages - maybe over a year. Not visible in LiveView, doesn't appear on photos.

Would prefer they weren't there, but is there really a need to do anything about them?

Mark

stevednp3
12th July 2011, 10:10 AM
Cheers Huw and Mark, yes this sounds like it could be the problem then, maybe Mark is right, might be best I ignore and leave it alone, incase I make matters worse, its very scary messing inside the camera :eek:

zuiko-holic
12th July 2011, 11:02 AM
Turn the camera face down and use an air blower to remove the dust. Easy as that.

Dust will always accumulate on the VF if you're changing lenses. Not a real problem.

stevednp3
12th July 2011, 11:15 AM
Turn the camera face down and use an air blower to remove the dust. Easy as that.

Dust will always accumulate on the VF if you're changing lenses. Not a real problem.

Im not sure :eek::eek::eek: think im too scared to do that :eek::eek::eek: what if I blow dust onto the sensor, should I just ignore it if its not causing image problems, I know im a big baby :D

zuiko-holic
12th July 2011, 11:18 AM
Im not sure :eek::eek::eek: think im too scared to do that :eek::eek::eek: what if I blow dust onto the sensor, should I just ignore it if its not causing image problems, I know im a big baby :D

That's why you have the camera faced downwards.

If you thing you're a big baby, you should see me the first time I used my Zuiko 7-14! I would not shoot against the wind!

stevednp3
12th July 2011, 11:30 AM
That's why you have the camera faced downwards.

If you thing you're a big baby, you should see me the first time I used my Zuiko 7-14! I would not shoot against the wind!

Ha ha yes I can imagine I would be the same :D

I'll have a look through the viewfinder later and if its still bugging me, I'll see if I can pick up the courage to do it, thanks for the advise, at least i know its nothing to worry about ;) *chr

Phaedrus
12th July 2011, 07:42 PM
I actually meant to get my wifes E-410 professionally serviced/cleaned before I gave it back to her, but never got round to it.

I'm a handy guy - built my own extension, replaced suspension & brakes on my own car & jeep, great with LEGO... But I don't think I'd be happy going gimping around inside something as delicate as a DSLR, although I do believe folk when they say it's straightforward.


Mark