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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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Rubber grip falling off!

Just returned from holiday and find that the grip has started to peel off near the remote control socket...

I suppose the best way to fix it is to get it done under warranty?

How long do things like this take?
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

Fortnight or so.

Only going on having a lens serviced, and not under warranty.

I found Olympus repair people to be communicative and honest!
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

It shouldn't take too long under warranty. I am not sure but I think DavyG might have had a similar problem so he should be able to give you a better idea. It is rather disappointing that Olympus haven't resolved this long-term issue with the new model. I hope there won't be other problems such as the failing rear dial and strap lugs of the Mark 1.

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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

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Just returned from holiday and find that the grip has started to peel off near the remote control socket...

I suppose the best way to fix it is to get it done under warranty?

How long do things like this take?
Hi Walti,

As Ron mentioned, I had the same problem however, Olympus dealt with it efficiently under warranty.

Sadly, unless you've taken out a Pro Service Advanced or Eite package, you'll have to arrange the delivery of the camera to Olympus, this isn't a problem but it's disappointing when compared to the service provided for the E-M1.

I think the total turnaround time for my repair was circa fourteen days.

On a positive note, the repaired rubber grip is still solidly in place.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

I'm not sure I want to be without it for 14 days!

Mrs Walti's MKi will have to be commandeered...
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Good opportunity to carry out a realistic comparison...........
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

Yes, one of our local camera club members has had to send theirs back to have a peeling grip fixed.

Others with a long Olympus history might remember this used to happen with the OM1...
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Yes, one of our local camera club members has had to send theirs back to have a peeling grip fixed.

Others with a long Olympus history might remember this used to happen with the OM1...
I remember that although I never bothered getting it stuck back down as it was only cosmetic.

I re-covered some of my OM bodies with a silicone high friction material for added grip at -40
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I re-covered some of my OM bodies with a silicone high friction material for added grip at -40
Crikey O'Reilly.
That's not generally a problem we have to face too often in the UK...
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Crikey O'Reilly.
That's not generally a problem we have to face too often in the UK...
Not an uncommon temperature in Saskatchewan in the winter, especially if you like shooting around dusk and dawn. And the best gloves for the temperature aren't always the best for handling equipment.
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

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Yes, one of our local camera club members has had to send theirs back to have a peeling grip fixed.

Others with a long Olympus history might remember this used to happen with the OM1...

I've always found Evo-Stik to work wonders on peeling plastic/rubber grips. Even in the OM1n days

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I've always found Evo-Stik to work wonders on peeling plastic/rubber grips. Even in the OM1n days

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I had to look that one up & the first link came up as The Evo-Stik League.
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

I seem to remember a reference to camera repair techs using Pliobond but I don't know how available it is outside North America.
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

Repaired my sons X-Box controller grip with Locktite Superglue.

Evo Stick was too thick, superglue works well on very smooth surfaces and "zero" gap.
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Re: Rubber grip falling off!

I repaired the grip on my Mark 1, using genuine Olympus parts from Luton Cameras. It was easy and the total cost including postage was 10. I don't know if the parts are available for the Mark 2 yet.

I seem to recall that the grip covered at least one screw which was instrumental in holding the body together, so I assume the adhesive tape has to be easy to remove without leaving a messy residue in case repairs are required. Perhaps it is a bit too easy to remove.

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