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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first 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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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

S-AF is better for moving objects as you re focus each frame

Re My Sets I have some notes printed off Business card size - both sides of 3 so 6 sides and laminated them and have them hanging from my neck strap - so at least I can be reminded of the settings and not get DUFF blurred images because I have forgotten a My Set setting Insurance
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

I went a month without any lockups and was beginning to get some confidence in the camera. Then I got three - the first of which was very embarrassing as it was a fairly unrepeatable event. At rugby, our mascot for the day was leading the team onto the pitch - I get the pic and we present nice framed prints to them all at the end of the season

It makes me think that it might have roots in something mechanical. It all works for a while, then something gets slightly stuck when the CPU tells it to move, causing the whole system to freeze while it waits for a response. Then after while, or a jerky bike ride or something, it frees itself.

I had a new symptom with the last one - viewfinder was showing reasonably-focused image of the ground, and the orange light which shows writing to the card was blinking. It was as if I had taken a shot (which to the best of my knowledge I hadn't) and refused to record it properly on aesthetic grounds. I will update the case via email to Olympus.

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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Hi, two lock-up's today. The first with the 75-300 at 300mm, but SAF. Battery removal/replace cured this.
The second is more intersting, was with 60mm macro. In SAF mode. Initially, I appearede to be able to change shutter speed, but the sound remained the same when it should have sounded quicker. Then complete lock-up with exception the image on the LCD remained and showed whatever the lens was looking at, but of course unable to focus.
Not sure now how take this forward with Olympus, now no confidence in camera.
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

My first one today while reviewing images. No lens on - what do we make of that?

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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

there is no consistent pattern?
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Hi, two lock-up's today. The first with the 75-300 at 300mm, but SAF. Battery removal/replace cured this.
The second is more intersting, was with 60mm macro. In SAF mode. Initially, I appearede to be able to change shutter speed, but the sound remained the same when it should have sounded quicker. Then complete lock-up with exception the image on the LCD remained and showed whatever the lens was looking at, but of course unable to focus.
Not sure now how take this forward with Olympus, now no confidence in camera.

Paul WHEN did you get your ONE ?

I am still having these ... but half the image on the screen and grey or black bottom half of the screen and off does not clear it have to remove battery !


I am hanging in because the IQ is AWESOME ! Low Light it eats for Breakfast ...
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

After my initial issues, I've still had nil since. For example I just returned from a 2-week trip to the Caribbean with 2000+ images, high temperatures, lots of lens-swapping and assorted button pressing (almost no CAF, though) and not a single lock-up.

I'm about to update the firmware, so all available digits are crossed...
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Hi Chevvy
Got it early Nov 13. When they came with 12-40 lens. ( I think this was second phase launch) This is my second one, the first was Body only, which I returned as Viewfinder was leaning to the left about 10deg.
I too like the camera just get frustrated with "lock-up's and now IBIS issue's. Aggravated by no definitive information from Olympus, how long do we have to put up with this?
I am tempted to watch the Fuji X-T1 forums to see how there camera performs, might sway me, but not seriuosly really wanting to change.
Still have E-M5, if IBIS plays up again, intend contacting Chris Dale.
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Hi Chevvy
Got it early Nov 13. When they came with 12-40 lens. ( I think this was second phase launch) This is my second one, the first was Body only, which I returned as Viewfinder was leaning to the left about 10deg.
I too like the camera just get frustrated with "lock-up's and now IBIS issue's. Aggravated by no definitive information from Olympus, how long do we have to put up with this?
I am tempted to watch the Fuji X-T1 forums to see how there camera performs, might sway me, but not seriuosly really wanting to change.
Still have E-M5, if IBIS plays up again, intend contacting Chris Dale.
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Paul, I have had Olympus Cameras (only a Kodak instamatic at AGE 11 as my first ever camera) since my OM Still have 3 legacy lenses ) and I really want to be an Olympus Camera person STILL

I lurve the IQ - I hated its "smallness" at first, from the E-5 but got used to it in three weeks and NEVER use the grip as I like the "smallness" now !

It is packed with so much and punches way way above its weight ... to me I shall hang on until May (when I get another dollop of dosh) and then ? who knows ... I have never ever looked at a Fuji or the Pentax K :eek; both of which I "hear" about from other Olympus people ...
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Chevvy,
I have always liked small camera's. In film days had Pentax ME. When digital, If recall correctly Pentax were slow to develop. First digital was Fuji, can't remember model but it stood up in vertical plan like packet cigarettes with lens in one corner. This followed with Nikon but found to be too big and heavy and went with Olympus E-620 for small size/weight etc.
As you say IQ with E-M1 is superb and no complaints.
I have been doing some lateral thinking. If Olympus need help sorting out the current issues maybe we could help. If they took firmware back to a more basic state, isolating some of the newer features like IBIS, for example they field test by loaning cameras to members here, and as we report problems /no problems they could do firmware updates via internet gradually adding more functions until issues resolved.
Are you there Olymous?
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I have always liked small camera's. In film days had Pentax ME. When digital, If recall correctly Pentax were slow to develop. First digital was Fuji, can't remember model but it stood up in vertical plan like packet cigarettes with lens in one corner. This followed with Nikon but found to be too big and heavy and went with Olympus E-620 for small size/weight etc.
As you say IQ with E-M1 is superb and no complaints.
I have been doing some lateral thinking. If Olympus need help sorting out the current issues maybe we could help. If they took firmware back to a more basic state, isolating some of the newer features like IBIS, for example they field test by loaning cameras to members here, and as we report problems /no problems they could do firmware updates via internet gradually adding more functions until issues resolved.
Are you there Olymous?
Paul
WELL Paul, if I were Beta Testing software that is EXACTLY what I would do (as there is no clear single route to these problems). I wonder if we sent our ONEs back they could retrieve all the data ... and work on that for a remedy ?
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Chevvy,
Thats a very good idea, it could lead to identifying weaknesses in the design for future improvement as well action to take in carrying out repairs.
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I'm about to update the firmware, so all available digits are crossed...
Sorry, correction, 2 weeks on the Westerhall Vintage rum has softened my brain. The E-M1 had already been updated, but it was the M5 that needed one more step - all went well.
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I have been following this thread with interest.
I have not really had a good opportunity to give my E-M1 a real workout yet but have not had any problems (knocks on wood-head) .
I read that many of you have had lock ups in S-AF and I wonder if the cause could be similar to what people complained about with the E-3 and sometimes the E-5.?

Something I discovered on the E-3 (back in the day ) ,was that lock ups almost always occurred when I did a quick sequence of 'feathering' the shutter button to capture motion, since C-AF was about useless on the camera. The shutter release button on the E-M1 has a very different tactile feel than the E_3 and 5 and may be even more finicky. By 'feathering' I mean rapidly half pressing to focus .
It makes the camera go into convulsions, the processor quits, and locks up to protect itself, and a reboot is in order, just like trying to run too many programs at the same time on a slow computer.

Just a thought.
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It makes me think that it might have roots in something mechanical. It all works for a while, then something gets slightly stuck when the CPU tells it to move, causing the whole system to freeze while it waits for a response. Then after while, or a jerky bike ride or something, it frees itself.

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