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Should it not say OMG Cracked Bezel
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Quote: Should it not say OMG Cracked Bezel
I was thinking exactly the same thing! Lol!
.....................hmm, why am I laughing?
I've finally spoken to a rep at Olympus America. They are aware of the problem, and I will be sending the camera directly to them for repair. Still I'll be without it, and will worry what will go wrong next - actually something did this week
The 12-50 kitlens is not functioning properly wrt exposure in Aperture mode - when I immediately turn it to manual exposure and set it with the same f/stop it functions fine. Fortunately I have the files to demonstrate this to them. On the camera screen I got a "Check the Function of this Lens" message.
And yes, OMG, cracked bezel!
Just had another look at mine with the aid of a (slightly) stronger light and a magnifying glass. I can't see any sign of a crack. I still want to check it again in good daylight, but for the moment it doesn't look as though I have this problem.
It is bound to vary - with some cameras having overtightened screws and some not.
John checked the screws on mine, and they were far from over-tightened.
Quote: If you take a car as an analogy
Maybe a case for a "General Recall" ?
To be honest, how many of us would have even noticed if we hadn't been told?
We have been struggling with torches and magnifying glasses to see whether there's a problem or not!
We weren't expecting anything to be wrong with this wonder child - so I at least wasn't looking. Since I generally don't pull out the LCD panel, nor mount it on a tripod, I probably wouldn't have seen it till the warranty expired and the crack ran all the way up the screen
On guy in the forums of DP Review had his screen shatter, and he claims it was not from any kind of impact.
I've just re-examined mine closely under fairly intense light and there is no sign of either mould line or crack.
Putting my old "Materials Science hat" back on there are a couple of things I did notice though:
- the moulding there is very narrow with little material on either side of the screw hole (which I reckon takes out around 80- 90% of the material at that point)
- the moulding around the screw holes on either side of the central screw is built up to provide more material (and hence should have more strength)
Looks a bit as if there may be a design weakness here?
Maybe the hole for the screw, and indeed the screw itself, was too big.
and very deeply countersunk into the moulding as well
Quote: Maybe the hole for the screw, and indeed the screw itself, was too big
If anything its a little short not long.
I`m in no rush to get mine fixed, but it will need doing at some point.
Picture showing where the cracks are on mine, first two screws from left to right have a crack, below a close up:
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