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Re: HLD-6 Lock doesn't lock all!

Originally Posted by PeterBirder View Post
Mine behaves exactly the same as yours and Pierre L's Ross.

Maybe the designers thought users might just accidently catch the "locked" button enough to "half press" it but not hard enough to fully press it which needs more pressure.
I can't say I've ever had a problem with this. However I can see that the use of a grip strap could lead to effectively quite a firm press on the button.

Thanks both of you Pierre & Peter (the same name ) for checking this. It confirms my suspicions that it is probably a firmware issue & was only noticed because I was using an aftermarket grip strap that wasn't as convenient as I had hoped. It was when I held the camera gripping around the outside of the strap which was pressing on the shutter button (unknowingly) & trying to get focus lock with the (landscape or camera's) shutter button that it surprised me by taking the exposure. I will report this to Olympus here (in Australia) & if you could there as well, then hopefully that can be corrected in another firmware update (we've had a few ). When I did my latest 1.6 firmware update, I had forgotten to lock the portrait controls & after the big OK appeared, I turned it off as required & back on again, holding it around the grip strap & I thought I had stuffed the firmware up as it was trying to focus. I was even driven to removing the batteries before realising what was happening.

At least I now know I don't need to be too concerned again.

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Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
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