Announcement

Collapse

December's CHALLENGE

The topic to inspire your creative juices this month is BOXES

See more
See less

EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

    I went out today with an aim to take some photos in the snow, ambient temperature was around -5C, so within the limits of the camera, not much wind so windchill probably not an issue.

    I took a few shots, and on the third shot, the screen remained black. I was getting information on the screen, but no image from the sensor.
    I took the lens off to find that the shutter curtain was still covering the sensor.
    I tried turning on and off a few times, but was not able to rest the shutter to its natural position.

    When I got home, I played again, and eventually the shutter has released and all seems fine. I am wondering if this is temperature related, as the camera had obviously warmed up a bit when I was playing with it at home.

    The same happened to me a while ago, when the temperature was around 0C but I managed to rectify it by turning on and off and pressing the shutter a few times.
    When the shutter is stuck in this manner, I can still take photos, but obviously it is very hard to set up shutter speed/exposure.

    Is this an issue that I can rectify easily, or will I need to send the camera back to Olympus for repair.
    My camera is still under warranty, so sending it for repair is not a problem, but I would rather not waste time unnecessarily.

    Thank you

  • #2
    Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

    About a year ago I had to have Olympus replace the shutter when I had this problem. It seemed more severe in coldmwhether.

    Mine was out of warranty, so I would act now while you're covered.
    Instagram: TheBassmanBlog
    My Blog: TheBassmanBlog.com
    My Pictures: abbeyworks.smugmug.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

      Mine behaves the same. I have to change the shutter lag from normal to short, which seems to rectify the issue.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

        Originally posted by Tractorboy View Post
        My camera is still under warranty, so sending it for repair is not a problem, but I would rather not waste time unnecessarily.
        I'd get it repaired under warranty. My E-M1 shutter failed and was collected from me and replaced by Olympus (Portugal) in exactly 2 weeks
        Mike
        visit my Natural History Photos website:
        http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

          Out on on job tonight ... it was warm
          Shutter jammed shut and there is no response or information from the camera
          Is there a reset procedure or is it dead?
          ta
          chris
          shetland

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

            Originally posted by crimbo View Post
            Out on on job tonight ... it was warm
            Shutter jammed shut and there is no response or information from the camera
            Is there a reset procedure or is it dead?
            ta

            Quite likely a failed shutter its what happened to mine at about 125,000 actuations under 100 replaced. If it is under warranty it will be free.
            OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

            I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

              Thanks
              Cannot see the number of actuations but it will be high

              Will contact Oly tomorrow

              Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
              chris
              shetland

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                Possibly stating the obvious, but have you tried taking the battery out and putting it back in? It might clear it - doesn't mean there isn't problem of course, but it might get you back on the road.

                John

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                  Thanks John
                  Did That overnight ... not a flicker out of it

                  Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
                  chris
                  shetland

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                    Oh dear, sounds like it needs to go to the doctor. Good luck.

                    John

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                      It happened to my E-M1 just before the end of its Warranty. Olympus (Portugal) returned it looking (and working) like new, so I traded it in for an E-M1 Mk.ii.
                      Mike
                      visit my Natural History Photos website:
                      http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                        well... it went to Portugal and it is not comming back

                        No... I have a brand new body!

                        Olympus did not have the parts

                        Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
                        chris
                        shetland

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                          Glad you are sorted, but it's a bit worrying if they don't have parts so soon. I would have thought they will run out of new bodies far sooner if they keep just replacing them!

                          John

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: EM-1 Shutter sticking closed

                            When was the mk 1 last manufactured?
                            Under European rules they should have a way of repairing /replacing for 7 years ... but costs could rise

                            Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
                            chris
                            shetland

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X