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E-3 viewfinder adjustment wheel?



E-3 arrived today but I cannot adjust the viewfinder to my eye?

Unlike my E-1 & E-510 adjustment wheel, this one doesn't click cleanly between each setting. It graunches stiffly and is difficult to move.
Moving it doesn't change the focus adjustment at all.
I have messaged the seller asking for a refund as it must have been faulty when sent out to me yesterday.
Not impressed.
Here endeth my thoughts of owning an E-3.
Once bitten and all that.........!

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Re: E-3 viewfinder adjustment wheel?

If you're talking about the diopter adjusment dial, then it should be a little bit stiff with a positive click. If there is no adjustment, then your camera is indeed faulty. Better get your money back and get another one as opposed to sending it for repair.

Do you want to wait until Saturday and compare with mine?
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Re: E-3 viewfinder adjustment wheel?

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If you're talking about the diopter adjusment dial, then it should be a little bit stiff with a positive click. If there is no adjustment, then your camera is indeed faulty. Better get your money back and get another one as opposed to sending it for repair.

Do you want to wait until Saturday and compare with mine?
This is very strange. My right eye contact lens is set for distance whilst my left is for near objects so I thought I'd try that one. With my left eye all was in focus fine wherever I set the adjustment wheel so it was definitely faulty, and this is maybe why the seller didn't notice it, as the one and only adjustment may have coincidentally suited their eye too.

Then, all of a sudden, the 'clicks' came back again and it now adjusts for my right eye too!! It's now working the same as my other two cameras!

Has anyone else experienced this as an intermittent fault?

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Re: E-3 viewfinder adjustment wheel?

Maybe it had not been used in a long time and was slightly stuck, and you fiddling with it was enough to unblock it?

Try again tomorrow to see if it works and we can compare our E-3 on Saturday to make sure as I know mine works as it should.
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