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Olympus E-620/600 An Olympus 12.1MP mid-range compact DSLR, the E-620 and the feature-reduiced version, the E-600.

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E600 Aim

Hello everyone.

Completely brand new to DSLR, so picked up a second hand E600 from CEX.

I've noticed that when shooting with the viewfinder, the final image isn't where I aimed, and comes up slightly higher than I wanted. I can compensate by aiming slightly lower, but I really want it to just centre with the cross hairs.

Is this a known fault? Anything that can be fixed through settings?
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Re: E600 Aim

I don't have my E620 any more so can't check for you but it certainly wasn't anything I noticed with mine. How far out is it?
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Re: E600 Aim

I didn't notice it with my E-620 either. Maybe something is stopping the mirror returning fully to its rest? It wouldn't take much I imagine.
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Re: E600 Aim

It definitely sounds like a mirror problem. I owned the 610 but never had that kind of issue.
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Re: E600 Aim

Waiting for a cable to arrive. Once I've got it I'll upload a picture to show how out it is.
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Re: E600 Aim

...when my post count goes up a little...
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Re: E600 Aim

One thought - does the E-600 have an interchangeable focusing screen? I think the E-1 did, not sure about others. If it does, it could have been put back in slightly misaligned which could give rise to the problem.

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Re: E600 Aim

From what I can see, the focusing screen is interchangeable, but the fit of it is quite tight it's hard to see that it could be misaligned...
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Re: E600 Aim

This is an image where the centre of the television was centred exactly in the crosshairs...



And this is it with artificial crosshairs drawn on, so you can see how out it is...

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Re: E600 Aim

That would certainly be enough to annoy me. I wonder if some dust has got trapped in the mirror mechanism stopping it returning to rest properly?
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Re: E600 Aim

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From what I can see, the focusing screen is interchangeable, but the fit of it is quite tight it's hard to see that it could be misaligned...
I changed the focusing screen on my E-500 and if I remember correctly, it fits very precisely in one orientation only. Assuming there's nothing obstructing the mirror from returning to it's correct position, could it be the mechanism has got lazy and with lots of use, will correct itself.


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Re: E600 Aim

I've not used an E600 but I believe it has live view. What results do you get if you take the image not using the viewfinder but the rear screen?
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Re: E600 Aim

No problem with images taken in live view.
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Re: E600 Aim

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No problem with images taken in live view.
So it's definitely a viewfinder fault. I suspect it will be the focusing screen or the penta prism or mirror(not sure what the E600 has).
If it was the mirror misaligned I think you'd see a line along the top or bottom.
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Re: E600 Aim

Cheers John - that's an option to pursue.
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