Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > For sale or wanted small ads

For sale or wanted small ads Advertise items you no longer need, as well as interest in items you are looking for. Non-commercial small-ads only. Buyers please take maximum precautions as we can offer no protection from fraudsters.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 3rd May 2015
IainMacD's Avatar
IainMacD IainMacD is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Drumnadrochit
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 1,198
Thanked 525 Times in 472 Posts
Likes: 1,547
Liked 707 Times in 211 Posts
Part from a broken m4/3 camera

A bit of a long shot (and story!) this, but here goes.
Back in March I had an accident with my E-M10 while it had an MMF-2 and my 12-60mm 4/3 lens attached and was mounted on my tripod. The whole lot fell over in strong wind resulting in the front and base of the camera buckling.
After taking the kit to Ffordes for assessment I have had instruction from the insurance to send the lens off for servicing and they are sending some dosh to cover the cost of replacing the camera.
In the meantime I was bored this morning, put a battery in the camera, attached the bent MMF-2 (it took some force) and a 4/3 lens and was able to take pictures. The chances are that the 'chassis' is twisted inside and things are out of alignment, but it looks useable?
So the upshot is I am after a replacement chrome m4/3s lens mount ring that takes 4 screws and has a hole for the lens pin, does anyone have a broken/dead m4/3 body for spares?
If it works I intend to get a 14-42 kit lens to stay on the body and have it as my 'keep in the car' camera.
Fingers crossed!
__________________
Iain

E-M5 II, E-M1, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

Website
Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 3rd May 2015
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,851
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,118 Times in 917 Posts
Likes: 654
Liked 750 Times in 497 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

I wonder if someone like Luton Cameras will sell a lens mount?
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, Olympus E-1 + Olympus and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to StephenL For This Useful Post:
IainMacD (3rd May 2015)
  #3  
Old 3rd May 2015
IainMacD's Avatar
IainMacD IainMacD is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Drumnadrochit
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 1,198
Thanked 525 Times in 472 Posts
Likes: 1,547
Liked 707 Times in 211 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

Quote:
Originally Posted by StephenL View Post
I wonder if someone like Luton Cameras will sell a lens mount?
I couldn't see it on their list of parts, but I'll drop them an e-mail, thanks for the suggestion Stephen.
__________________
Iain

E-M5 II, E-M1, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

Website
Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 3rd May 2015
paullus's Avatar
paullus paullus is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England.
Posts: 681
Thanks: 147
Thanked 117 Times in 72 Posts
Likes: 143
Liked 78 Times in 40 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

Quote:
Originally Posted by IainMacD View Post
I couldn't see it on their list of parts, but I'll drop them an e-mail, thanks for the suggestion Stephen.
Definitely worth giving them a call on 01582 458323 as they don't show their complete range on the website.

***Steve***
__________________
See some of my pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tagbartok/

https://picasaweb.google.com/tagbartok/


This is to remind myself that I'm sitting indoors instead of out there taking photos!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 3rd May 2015
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 6,594
Thanks: 310
Thanked 483 Times in 415 Posts
Likes: 1,875
Liked 1,112 Times in 728 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

So is it just the "lens mount ring" that's U/S? If so, maybe it's the sort of thing that could be fabricated using a few engineering hand tools?

A photo' would be interesting.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 3rd May 2015
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,600
Thanks: 39
Thanked 677 Times in 639 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,292 Times in 789 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

If the lens mount is distorted the assembly it mounts to could also be distorted. You could try getting the face of the mount machined flat. That way the distorted mount will still fit to the frame behind.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

The Grumpy Snapper blog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 3rd May 2015
IainMacD's Avatar
IainMacD IainMacD is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Drumnadrochit
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 1,198
Thanked 525 Times in 472 Posts
Likes: 1,547
Liked 707 Times in 211 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

Well, I'm not sure if I was feeling brave or just plain stupid but I removed the 4 screws and took the ring off the body to see what else came off and look for any further damage. It looked like just the outer ring was bent so I took it out to the garage, gave it a few gentle taps with the hammer and bingo it has fitted back almost perfectly flat!
I used the 12-50 (metal mount) to check the fit and it slid into place as snuggly as it ever did.
Sorry Jim, I didn't take any shots beforehand, but will take some to show how twisted the baseplate and tripod mount are; I think these are well beyond my new found blacksmith skills
I hope this hasn't made the engineers (I know there are a few on here) cringe too much!
I would still like a lens mount without hammer marks by the way
__________________
Iain

E-M5 II, E-M1, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

Website
Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 3rd May 2015
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,600
Thanks: 39
Thanked 677 Times in 639 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,292 Times in 789 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

I fully approve, you do what you have to do to keep on shooting.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

The Grumpy Snapper blog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 3rd May 2015
IainMacD's Avatar
IainMacD IainMacD is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Drumnadrochit
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 1,198
Thanked 525 Times in 472 Posts
Likes: 1,547
Liked 707 Times in 211 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
... You could try getting the face of the mount machined flat...
Does 'hit with a hammer' count as machined?
__________________
Iain

E-M5 II, E-M1, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

Website
Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 3rd May 2015
IainMacD's Avatar
IainMacD IainMacD is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Drumnadrochit
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 1,198
Thanked 525 Times in 472 Posts
Likes: 1,547
Liked 707 Times in 211 Posts
Tripod Mount Damage

Here are a couple of shots showing the extent of the re-shaping of the base plate of the E-M10. Apologies for the quality I left IS on for a 3 second shot!


__________________
Iain

E-M5 II, E-M1, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

Website
Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 3rd May 2015
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 12,681
Thanks: 1,901
Thanked 1,189 Times in 939 Posts
Likes: 4,661
Liked 1,585 Times in 932 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

Quote:
Originally Posted by IainMacD View Post
Does 'hit with a hammer' count as machined?
Probably not, but if all else fails, get a bigger hammer!
__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 3rd May 2015
Wally's Avatar
Wally Wally is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Land of the Prince Bishops
Posts: 3,300
Thanks: 219
Thanked 1,044 Times in 647 Posts
Likes: 405
Liked 1,259 Times in 601 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

Sometimes 'brute force' coupled with 'ignorance' can work wonders... has done for me in the past. Seems to have worked here as well.
__________________
It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

Wally and his Collie with our Oly bits & bobs

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 3rd May 2015
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,600
Thanks: 39
Thanked 677 Times in 639 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,292 Times in 789 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

The bodies probably aren't built the same but the tripod socket on OM bodies was a small casting screwed to the chassis. You took the baseplate off and straightened it and screwed in a replacement socket.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

The Grumpy Snapper blog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 3rd May 2015
Ulfric M Douglas Ulfric M Douglas is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 2,803
Thanks: 252
Thanked 225 Times in 206 Posts
Likes: 110
Liked 151 Times in 106 Posts
Re: Part from a broken m4/3 camera

If you did need parts, just go to evilbay with "faulty" or "for parts" and "olympus".
I got a perfectly fine e-pL1 for £20 ... perfectly fine apart from a smashed-to-buggery LCD.
Put my VF-2 on it and found the camera working like normal.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eyecup locking bits (on camera) broken - what to do? dkayuk Olympus OM-D E-M1 10 8th November 2014 11:47 PM
The first part of the French leg (part 5 of the journey) Mrs T Foto Fair 12 7th August 2013 07:39 PM
Part 2 of Germany (Part 4 of the journey) Mrs T Foto Fair 19 22nd July 2013 08:13 PM
Broken 50-200 SWD Pete_VN52 Telephoto 3 17th December 2009 01:07 PM
Brand new camera - broken? poledancer Olympus E-510 13 30th August 2008 10:15 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:55 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger