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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 10:19 PM

Looks like you all need to check yours.

Stumbled upon this thread, and on checking my OMD, I found it to be the same.

http://www.mu-43.com/f42/omd-em5-crack-bottom-bezel-screen-normal-36685

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:05 AM

Bumping this.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:15 AM

There's the faintest of hairline cracks just above the middle screw on mine, but nothing like on that pic. I can barely feel it with my fingernail. Had to use a torch to see it properly. I wouldn't have even noticed it - thanks for the heads up.

Hmm... is it a split - or as has been suggested in the thread on Mu-43, a join between two pieces?

Would be interested to hear what others find.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318459 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:23 AM

Yes mine's the same. I would never have noticed either.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:27 AM

I would not have noticed it if I had not stumbled upon that thread.

There was an interesting case a while ago, an OMD user`s rear screen cracked, Olympus claimed it was his doing, but he also had these same cracks that are appearing now at the bottom by the screw fixings.

Looks to me this is a manufacturing fault, screws look as if they have been over tightened, the screw on the left side also looks a bit iffy (too tight and bending the bezel)

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 29 Nov 2012 - 12:28 AM
AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:33 AM

There are no cracks of any kind on mine - but this is a bit disconcerting to hear about.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:47 AM

Olympus UK contact details here.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:51 AM

Yes I already have it book marked.

Gave myself a scare thinking I had lost my warranty card, turned out it shares the same card as the supplied kit lens Smile

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:52 AM

Could it be caused by using a tripod?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315630 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 12:54 AM

I guess it could but I`ve only used mine with the two part grip fitted.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 1:03 AM

I just checked the screws on mine Paul, and they are not over-tightened.

They've got a thread on this at DP Review also.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110369 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 6:06 AM

I checked mine when I spotted the thread - no sign of a crack (I've had the grip on for most of the time I've owned the camera)

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
29 Nov 2012 - 7:56 AM

Checked mine too - thanks for the heads-up Paul - but I can't see any sign of cracking. I'll check it again later, in better light.

RoyChilds
RoyChilds e2 Member 656 forum postsRoyChilds vcard England
29 Nov 2012 - 7:59 AM

no cracks here Grin never pull/flip screen out, maybe this weakens it

mikehit
mikehit  56692 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 9:16 AM

On that link in the OP, there seems to me to be some distortion and possibly the start of a crack over the screw on the left as well.

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