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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first 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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I have been looking at some deals on the net for the E-M1 used. Some of the dealer adverts post up, shutter count not available. One camera looks mint, but the shutter count says N/A. Does it matter?
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They probably don't know or can't be bothered to find out.

To get at the shutter count is like swimming in treacle, not difficult but over complicated....

Would be good to know before spending hard earned cash................
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It can do.
The problem with Oly bodies is the fact it doesn't write the shutter count to the exif data like most other cameras, so retailers just stick N/A
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The problem with Oly bodies is the fact it doesn't write the shutter count to the exif data like most other cameras, so retailers just stick N/A
I didn't know that. Thank you
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Re: Actuations

Bearing in mind the above comments, here is a link to inform on how to gain access to the shutter count as well as other aspects on the use and abuse the camera might have had. It includes the EM-1 which is where your current interest lies. https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-camer...-shutter-count
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I have been looking at some deals on the net for the E-M1 used. Some of the dealer adverts post up, shutter count not available. One camera looks mint, but the shutter count says N/A. Does it matter?
There's a guide here: http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/hidden.html

It's a bit convoluted but works.

The E-M1 MKii info looks like it needs updating as the descriptions don't 100% match up...
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They probably don't know or can't be bothered to find out.

To get at the shutter count is like swimming in treacle, not difficult but over complicated....

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Thank you Mark, the retailer is well known to this site and the mint looking camera has 26,000 + actuations. I guess the retailer finally caught up with his tasks.
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Bearing in mind the above comments, here is a link to inform on how to gain access to the shutter count as well as other aspects on the use and abuse the camera might have had. It includes the EM-1 which is where your current interest lies. https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-camer...-shutter-count
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Thank you Mark, the retailer is well known to this site and the mint looking camera has 26,000 + actuations. I guess the retailer finally caught up with his tasks.
The camera has been used well, but would not think 26000 is excessive. Shows the camera is a good'un....If it had 1000, then someone did not like it. (Perverse logic...)

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The camera has been used well, but would not think 26000 is excessive. Shows the camera is a good'un....If it had 1000, then someone did not like it. (Perverse logic...)

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I had not thought of that. I am sure I read somewhere that the shutter is designed for 200,000. If so, 26000 is low
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