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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

I've just had a lock-up. It's the first time I've tried burst-mode. I was set on H with C-AF. The camera froze with half a display in the viewfinder, and wouldn't switch off. I removed the battery, replaced it and carried on. However, before the lockup I was using raw+LF. After the lock-up I reverted to jpeg, and it didn't lock up. The battery state was newly-charged.

I've reported this to Chris Dale at Olympus, and sent him a file so he can analyse the exif. For now, I'm not personally worried as I never normally use this mode - just thought I'd try it on the dog! I've discovered that my technique is rubbish!
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Thanks Stephen, I had an e-mail back from Chris saying that he has passed it up the line for the techies to consider what needs doing.

Had a short shoot before lunch using SAF, no lock-ups but it did confirm I've got an attack of the shakes, I was finding difficult to keep the darned thing still even on the monopod at times - bummer!

Still I've got a few decent shots out of it I think

I forgot to say, its good the Olympus Support seem to be taking this seriously, possibly thanks to the info we are collating here?
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

As I'm still eagerly awaiting the arrival of my E-M1 this is a bit of a concern. However I do remember my E-620 sometimes locking up. I also seem to remember I cured this by cleaning the contacts between the lens and body. Has anyone experienced this problem with a m4/3 lens or the new 12-50 or is it confined to older 4/3 lenses attached to the camera with the adapter.
I'm just thinking that if it is only 4/3 lenses doing this then it could be a connection issue so try cleaning the lens contacts and depressing them with a pin. You never know it could be something really simple.
I say this with fingers very firmly crossed.

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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Was with the m4/3 75mm. I'm convinced mine was a buffering issue. I was trying to save raw plus LF jpegs together.
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

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Was with the m4/3 75mm. I'm convinced mine was a buffering issue. I was trying to save raw plus LF jpegs together.
And this can depend on the write speed of the card and brand you are using.
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

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As I'm still eagerly awaiting the arrival of my E-M1 this is a bit of a concern. However I do remember my E-620 sometimes locking up. I also seem to remember I cured this by cleaning the contacts between the lens and body. Has anyone experienced this problem with a m4/3 lens or the new 12-50 or is it confined to older 4/3 lenses attached to the camera with the adapter.
I'm just thinking that if it is only 4/3 lenses doing this then it could be a connection issue so try cleaning the lens contacts and depressing them with a pin. You never know it could be something really simple.
I say this with fingers very firmly crossed.

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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

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Was with the m4/3 75mm. I'm convinced mine was a buffering issue. I was trying to save raw plus LF jpegs together.

Its possible but I was using a Lexar pro 400X 32gb card (the same as I used for my Thruxton m.cycle meet) and I had no problems with it on the Saturday, when it had a right hammering in terms of slowing down as I over-filled the buffer, with no sign of a lock-up

Not saying you are wrong but my experience doesn't provide clear evidence for this
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

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It clearly isn't the case as I was the only one using short release lag-time and I + the others have had this problem with release lag set to normal.

I was also using a different, freshly charged battery today

At the moment the only common factor appears to be that we were all using CAF when we experienced the problem (but even that is not a causal link)

(Sorry - one of my key roles in my job in R&D was technical problem analysis and resolution and I also ended up training people to use these techniques in my latter years )

Brian I was using S-AF and C-AF def not SRLT.

It happened today, using the 75-300 and CAF+Tr

Fresh charged battery not even 1/4 used today !

BUT I did have this now and then with the E-5 - no blackout just lock up ; no clunk (*but the E-5 was almost silent!)

However, I was PHENOMENALLY IMPRESSED with photos of Funghi, low light/no light in the dense Micheldever Woods and the IQ is blowing me away ! an that with the 75-300 lens ... as I forgot the 60 Macro
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

more data Chevvy, thanks. you may like to send this info to


customer.support@olympus.co.uk


for the attn. of Chris Dale as he seems to be the man in the hot seat at the moment
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

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And this can depend on the write speed of the card and brand you are using.
Indeed. I only use Sandisk Extreme 45gb/s cards.not the fastest, but reasonable, I would think.
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Well, I have sorted one problem today, that of the apparent IS failure (which I put down to my worsened shakes)

I wasn't convinced so did a definitive test using my Panasonic 35-100 with OIS and no IBIS, IBIS and no IS

OIS gave me razor sharp images at 1/30th sec / 100mm fl
IBIS was totally blurred under the same conditions

After reset IBIS stabilisation is back to what it was at the start(and images from my 75-300 are back to being sharp hand-held)

So, it does look as if the lock-up not only switched on the LCD but it also messed up the IBIS system

All I have to do now is reset the camera to the way I got it working for me and hope it doesn't screw up again!
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

I thought it was a bit of a coincidence Brian, that you should develop the "shakes" just after you had the lock up.
It really is going to be a pain to reset every time you get a lock up! At least we now all have a heads up to make a note of all our settings on the EM1!
I wonder if that info will help Olympus to sort the problem?
Thank you for the info Brian
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

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wonder if that info will help Olympus to sort the problem?
I have passed the information on to Christopher Bale at Olympus just in case

(mind you, the shakes are definitely worse to, probably coincidence but I wonder if it could be the stress of coming to terms with the EM-1? )
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

IS is definitely working, this was shot at 1/10th sec with 94mm FL and ISO1600, hand-held



much better, even with the shakes
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Re: EM-1 Lock-up Information

Excellent shot Brian, not many around now.

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