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This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

I thought they were good too Paul but just recently I have a question over my EM1 mk2. I've never had a problem with the Mk1 but the mk2 EVF misted up on the day out with Henry at Curbar Edge. It was a humid but dry day and it was just from moisture on my face as I put the camera to my eye that the EVF misted over. I thought it was on the surface so wiped it but it was actually under the outside glass cover and took ages to clear. At the time really annoying but it's not happened again since. My question is then, is the EVF supposed to be sealed and if so I guess I'd better send the camera back to Olympus. Anyone else had a problem with their EVF?
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

Sealing electronics and the like is something I was involved with; it's quite difficult and expensive to achieve. It can be done, but what At. Pressure do you wish to 'lock in', and what's going to happen to the enclosure when you take it up and down in an aircraft, not just steady state but rates of change of At. pressures. The outcome generally is to allow the enclosure to breath, and take other protective measures for the precious contents.
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

Quite a story and coming from an other camera user speaks volumes. Liked the comment about not lending gear to the original author.

@ Phill D - perhaps the manual should read - 'whether sealed' as in - whether it's weather sealed depends on the weather?
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

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I thought they were good too Paul but just recently I have a question over my EM1 mk2. I've never had a problem with the Mk1 but the mk2 EVF misted up on the day out with Henry at Curbar Edge. It was a humid but dry day and it was just from moisture on my face as I put the camera to my eye that the EVF misted over. I thought it was on the surface so wiped it but it was actually under the outside glass cover and took ages to clear. At the time really annoying but it's not happened again since. My question is then, is the EVF supposed to be sealed and if so I guess I'd better send the camera back to Olympus. Anyone else had a problem with their EVF?
Yes....

On Thursday I walked in rain with the camera slung under my arm, generally seemed to be dry. Yesterday, the EVF had a small amount of mist inside the eyepiece lens. Went soon enough with the sun on it..

I did leave camera and lens out during the night, hoping any condensation would be evaporated.

Not a problem, but slightly surprised...........
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

Forgive my ignorance, but I always thought that if a sealed unit can be opened, like when changing lenses, then moisture within the air will get in depending on the humidity at the time. If temperatures change, that moisture could cause condensation at the coldest point.
As I said, I am probably way out with my thinking so my apologies.
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

I've had EVF steaming on the E-M5 in rain. It seemed to recover afterwards without problems but it was annoying at the time.
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

I can testify to the waterproofing of EM series cameras.

I was using my OM-D E-M5 with 12 ~ 40 attached in fairly heavy rain in Italy, just needing to get a job done. With very little warning the heavy rain suddenly developed into a violent thunderstorm with rain like I have never, ever seen before or since. Cloudburst just doesn't come close and the launch we were working from was literally sinking as the bilge pump couldn't cope with the sheer volume of water.

We had already decided to abandon our mission when a lightning strike very close by which made us seek cover sharpish! We later found out that people had been killed in flash floods nearby and cars washed off of streets.

My OM-D was exposed to all of this and worked flawlessly throughout and after. The only problems that I have ever experienced were with the accessory grip, where the shutter button doesn't seem to be weather sealed. The foam that seals between the camera and grip may keep dust out but it soaks up water like a sponge - literally!
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

Not that I spend much of my time searching IP ratings, I've yet to come across an IP rating specified for general purpose cameras.
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Re: This is how weather-sealed the E-M5ii is

My E-M5 mkI with the lowly 14-150mm attached was slung sideways around my neck whilst plodging through glacial meltwater in a gorge in Turkey. Unbeknownst to me it was trailing through the water. I let it dry out a little and started using it - it worked fine. This was years ago, it's still going strong.
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...slung sideways around my neck whilst plodging...
Now there's a good north-eastern term John.

I think perhaps you should provide a translation of 'gan plodging' for those elsewhere in the country and beyond.
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Now there's a good north-eastern term John.

I think perhaps you should provide a translation of 'gan plodging' for those elsewhere in the country and beyond.
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I think perhaps you should provide a translation of 'gan plodging' for those elsewhere in the country and beyond.
Plodge: "To plunge; to wade through water, mud, etc.; to walk laboriously over soft ground or through undergrowth, etc.; to trudge." - OED



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Or was it a typo............

Glaciers in Turkey......learning a lot today...
Yep, but this was probably just clay coming down in snow meltwater. Either way it didn't get through the E-M5 defences
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Plodge: "To plunge; to wade through water, mud, etc.; to walk laboriously over soft ground or through undergrowth, etc.; to trudge." - OED



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