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redsnappa
redsnappa  111897 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 - 5:49 PM

Should it not say OMG Cracked Bezel

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 5:50 PM


Quote: Should it not say OMG Cracked Bezel

I was thinking exactly the same thing! Lol! Grin

.....................hmm, why am I laughing? Sad

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 6:02 PM

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 Sad

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!

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
29 Nov 2012 - 6:10 PM

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.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 6:47 PM

It is bound to vary - with some cameras having overtightened screws and some not.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:04 PM

John checked the screws on mine, and they were far from over-tightened.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:04 PM


Quote: If you take a car as an analogy

Maybe a case for a "General Recall" ?

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:23 PM

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! Grin

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:27 PM

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 Tongue

On guy in the forums of DP Review had his screen shatter, and he claims it was not from any kind of impact.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM

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?

Last Modified By brian1208 at 29 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:51 PM

Maybe the hole for the screw, and indeed the screw itself, was too big. Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 8:00 PM

and very deeply countersunk into the moulding as well

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314819 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 8:33 PM


Quote: Maybe the hole for the screw, and indeed the screw itself, was too big

If anything its a little short not long.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314819 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 8:49 PM

I`m in no rush to get mine fixed, but it will need doing at some point.

joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3593 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 - 11:07 AM

p1010934-001.jpg
Picture showing where the cracks are on mine, first two screws from left to right have a crack, below a close up:

p1010934-002.jpg

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