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In Topic: Olympus E-M1 lockup

16 January 2015 - 05:07 AM

This is very similar to what occurred to Barbara's EM-1 just prior to our trip to Palau and Truk in September. We bought another body and have not had the problem since. I posted a thread back in September. There was no solution other than taking out the battery and letting the camera sit for a bit.

In Topic: New Olympus WA lenses

16 January 2015 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for keeping us informed!

In Topic: Olympus 12-40 F/2.8 and the Zen Underwater DP 170 n85 port

29 December 2014 - 06:00 AM

Its not really that it is better balanced, rather its just heavier, so the entire rig has a balance point that allows the dome to be more horizontal.
The weights might work fine on the ears of the dome, never tried it. Barbara never complained about it and actually it became a reminder to "shoot up" and of course, get closer!

In Topic: Olympus 12-40 F/2.8 and the Zen Underwater DP 170 n85 port

25 December 2014 - 04:33 AM

The rig balances with the dome facing upwards.  It is somewhat a nuisance but Barbara got used to it.


She ditched the longer arms that she used to use with the INON z240 strobes and does not have any flotation on the short arms.


She hasn't gotten finished with the thousands of images we took while in Palau and Truk, but I'll put up a link shortly.

After viewing many of the raw images, it is clear to me that the EM-1 and 12-40mm lens is superior both in quality and versatility to my Sony NEX-7 rig,

although it is not quite fair to compare a 12-40mm lens to a 10-18mm lens, regardless of the quality of the lens.  I'm looking forward to the new Olympus very wide pro lens, which may get me to switch to the Oly EM-1.

In Topic: EM-1 died!

23 November 2014 - 03:16 AM

Barbara was using the camera at the time and I don't know the answer to your question.

I will alert her to the error code if it happens again.

It hasn't happened since those first couple times.