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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

No problem Bruce my pleasure. I'm loving the lens so far.
I had my E510 cleaned at the show. I said I just needed the focus screen cleaning and asked if they could do it. The guy took the lens off and took one look and said ugh!! we'll clean all of it for you. It's absolutely sparkling now. Fantastic service.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Does this mean that Olympus UK now offer a specialist cleaning service for E-M5 and E-M1 without the need to send your camera on holiday to Portugal?

Or does it mean that cleaning a floating sensor is no longer as problematic as initially feared?
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

Don't think so John. I thought they flew the guys in from Portugal specially for the show. They were really nice chaps very friendly and willing to attempt anything they had the tools and spares for. It really was a superb service. Really well done to Olympus for organising it.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

I wonder if they could have done my E-M5 cracked LCD frame which I've been meaning to send in? Too late now anyway, I must send it off. They do seem to be trying a lot harder these days, with the E-M1 quick turn round. Maybe they have extra staff now?

Anyway, I'm very impressed with my 75-300 I got at the show. It seems sharp wide open up to around 280mm. Above that, it degrades a bit. Stopping down one click through the rest of the range seems to give results very close to the 50-200 + EC-14. The E-M1 IBIS does an amazing job of extending its usability hand-held. If you turn off the IS with half-press, you realise how hard it is working at the long end!
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

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I wonder if they could have done my E-M5 cracked LCD frame which I've been meaning to send in?
I asked this very question to them at the show, but it wasn't possible.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

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Or does it mean that cleaning a floating sensor is no longer as problematic as initially feared?
I've wet-cleaned my E-M5's sensor a few times with no adverse effects. I just made sure it was turned off and was careful not to apply too much pressure.
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Re: Sensor cleaning on the Olympus stand at TPS

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I wonder if they could have done my E-M5 cracked LCD frame which I've been meaning to send in?
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I asked this very question to them at the show, but it wasn't possible.
You both beat me to it. This would have been a far better idea as we all know Olymous sensors do not need cleaning... and I have a cracked bezel but can't be bothered with the hastle of sending it away.
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