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Question Green squiggly lines in the EVF.

I was on a trip to London and these green squiggly, worm like, lines suddenly appeared in the EVF. When I returned to home I sent it in for repair. 5 months later the same problem. And again had to send it back 5 months after that for the same problem. It only effects the EVF. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Re: Green squiggly lines in the EVF.

What did they say the problem was due to? What did they replace? Are the lines stationary or do they move? Have you left the camera in the sun for any prolonged period?

There is a reported issue with VF damage from prolonged direct sunlight: it can happen with several makes of camera, but it may be that Oly are more susceptible for some reason.

We need more information from you, really.
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Re: Green squiggly lines in the EVF.

It is also when the dioptre adjustment is +2 (or something like that) that direct sunlight entering the EVF is concentrated on the display & burning it. In other words, if you're out on a sunny day with the camera hanging down (with a long lens) from a neck strap or on a sling strap, it will likely get the sun in it which can cause that problem & possibly why it occurred again. Having some sort of cover shield would be beneficial. Really, it should have some sort of auto closing shield that only opens when the EVF Eye Sensor is active, i.e. when looking into it. This might be possible with a blanking LCD panel near the external lens but obviously they haven't yet decided it is needed yet. I have also heard of a filter (film) being used on the external glass to help. Something like that reflector film perhaps. It should be possible to see through it once the eye cup is shielded from external light when looking into it.
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Re: Green squiggly lines in the EVF.

But the EVF has a prominent rubber hood over it and this should protect it from angular sun rays when the camera hands around your neck with the big lens tipping it forwards?
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Re: Green squiggly lines in the EVF.

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But the EVF has a prominent rubber hood over it and this should protect it from angular sun rays when the camera hands around your neck with the big lens tipping it forwards?
It's not the angular sun rays that is the problem. It's the direct sun rays on the sensor that does the damage & it usually happens as the camera is being carried.
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Re: Green squiggly lines in the EVF.

I usually carry my camera and lenses in a bag and take them out as necessary. On holidays, I usually take only the Olympus 12-50mm lens with the OMD EM5II and for that I have a Lowepro Cirrus TLZ 25 that is ideal to sling around one's neck. That case is very snug and also perfect for those using an Olympus camera with the 14-150 "all in one" lens on trips. Even has space for the hood.
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