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Re: Help - random exposures from E-M1

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just called Luton cameras. It's a common problem with that lens, and the part which is usually needed costs about 62, and labour about 85 as it needs a complete strip down, and then VAT makes it I suppose about 180 all told. But used ones often sell for around 250 or even less on Ebay. Seems a waste of good glass. Maybe if it's a common fault it's best to have a repaired one rather than a broken one and one likely to go the same way.
That was my train of thought too. No guarantee that a second used one wouldn't go the same way a week after getting it. Luton repair come with a 6 month guarantee.

The 12-100 was just too pricey.....

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Re: Help - random exposures from E-M1

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Thanks for that clarification. I guess this is done to enable live view. Most of my knowledge of photography is half remembered from the days of film-based SLRs with old fashioned aperture rings which you moved by hand, so you always knew exactly where you stood. I am also familiar with the (antiquated to some) notion of rotating a different ring on the lens barrel to focus, and rotating a dial on top of the camera to specify the ASA of the film. While my back was turned, ASA became re-badged as ISO, and lenses transmogrified from optical devices to electronic devices with glazing!
I'm in the same boat, Rob, when I first started film speed was measured in DIN and I had to use a chart to convert this to the Weston speeds calibrated on my Weston Master hand held meter. When I got my first SLR with open aperture, rather than stop down TTL metering it seemed very hi tech!

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Re: Help - random exposures from E-M1

It's not worth much but I had a Fuji that eventually died due to stuck blades, it was fairly simple to see the problem.
Choose a high F number, look down the lens then press the shutter - you could see the blades sometimes closing properly and other times not.
As it was a fixed lens camera it was beyond economic repair which was a real pity.

The lens may be worth something in its current condition to someone who can obtain the parts and do the work themselves. Have you checked completed listings on eBay?

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
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