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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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EM1 MKII Lock Up

Morning all,

Thought I would let you know that whilst out and about doing a bit of street photography yesterday the OMD EM1 MkII locked up twice!

I had the new 12-100 on both times and I am certain it was as I took a few shots very quickly. Not in multi shot, but pressing the shutter myself.

Only way out was to remove the battery.

Will keep an eye on it and report back if it happens again and what circumstances.

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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Guess you'll need to wait for firmware v 1.1 (or 1.2 or 2.0).
Lots of new tech = lots of new software = bugs!
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

You may well be right Paul,

Guess I am interested to see if anyone else has experienced the same problem.

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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

I wonder if this is a lens related problem Andy (andym) reported a similar problem and he was using a 12-100. I have not had any lock up problems yet touch wood and have used a variety of lenses edit but not the 12-100.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

I'll let you guys iron out the bugs and in 5 years I'll buy one of your cameras in perfect working order for about 250.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

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I'll let you guys iron out the bugs and in 5 years I'll buy one of your cameras in perfect working order for about 250.
Best to buy some spare batteries now, John, in 5 years they could be obsolete. (Nah, course not in 5 years, but in 10 years probably odds on).
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I'll let you guys iron out the bugs and in 5 years I'll buy one of your cameras in perfect working order for about 250.
Early adopters have been beta testers for Olympus since the OM4 started shipping in the early 80's.
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Early adopters have been beta testers for Olympus since the OM4 started shipping in the early 80's.
And for every other manufacturer under the sun. Olympus are no different, it's a facet of technology. Software and firmware, and under limiting conditions even hardware, are so complex that the human designer cannot possibly discover all the design errors. It's for this reason that fly by wire aircraft have multiple processing systems, with an arbiter as well. Each hardware design solution is different, and the software different too, in terms of programming language and compiler. This is chosen to minimise the risk of human failure.
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And for every other manufacturer under the sun. Olympus are no different, it's a facet of technology. Software and firmware, and under limiting conditions even hardware, are so complex that the human designer cannot possibly discover all the design errors. It's for this reason that fly by wire aircraft have multiple processing systems, with an arbiter as well. Each hardware design solution is different, and the software different too, in terms of programming language and compiler. This is chosen to minimise the risk of human failure.
One reason why I turned down the offer of a R system in the mid 90's. I'd already thrown my OM4 across a car park but knew I could rely on my OM2n's to get the shot.

I remember Nikon and Canon having issues with some of their 'pro' models over the years, the F3 being particularly amusing as it affected some of my competitors at the time.
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Early adopters have been beta testers for Olympus since the OM4 started shipping in the early 80's.
I was late to the game even back then with the OM4Ti. Initially I couldn't see the point of the all-singing, all-dancing newcomer as I thought my OM-1 did all I required. That only changed when the manager of my local camera shop phoned to tell me he had taken a mint 4Ti in part exchange and thought I might be interested. Initially I declined but he offered to let me try it over the weekend and on Monday I was back at the shop flexing my credit card. I experienced none of the battery drain or circuit board problems of the original OM-4.
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I was late to the game even back then with the OM4Ti. Initially I couldn't see the point of the all-singing, all-dancing newcomer as I thought my OM-1 did all I required. That only changed when the manager of my local camera shop phoned to tell me he had taken a mint 4Ti in part exchange and thought I might be interested. Initially I declined but he offered to let me try it over the weekend and on Monday I was back at the shop flexing my credit card. I experienced none of the battery drain or circuit board problems of the original OM-4.
I had one of the first batch of OM4 into the UK so had discovered two of the problems before anything appeared in the photo press. Olympus had already replaced the metering stud on the lens mount of mine before they issued a warning.

But I've never understood why I had so many shutter and circuit board issues compared to other OM4/4Ti users.

My OM1 on the other hand suffered massive abuse and never let me down.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

It could be a memory card issue. It is known to happen even on 5000 Leicas
I'm aware the EM1 MK II has two card slots. I would try shooting with one card for a period of time, and using a card that you have gained confidence with, eg having used in another camera for some time without issue (remembering to format in the MK II).
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Using the same cards and only one that I use in my MkI's.

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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Plural of card, not sure if you were using two simultaneously. To help you and Olympus diagnose the issue, you need to limit the number of variables. So just use one card for a period of time. If it still happens, try ctrl-alt-del, ie a factory reset, and run with the initial setup for a period of time.
I always find cameras lockup when you're just about to capture that 'once in a lifetime' decisive moment, never to be repeated. It's just as well our lives don't depend on such issues!
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Hi Steve,

My bad.

Just one card. But the same as I used in one of my MkI's.

No problem out with the dog just now with the 40-150mm. So will see later when I go out again but will put the 12-100mm back on.

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