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An interesting E-M1 tale

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by OzRay, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Isn't the E-M1 (and 12-40) supposed to be waterproof?
     
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    They are designed to be weather-resistant ie able to withstand rain etc, but they are not designed to be submersible. Mind you, I've submerged 4/3 lenses in a river before and not a drop of water has entered, and I've washed my 4/3 cameras under a tap many a time and nothing has gotten in. I haven't tried that with the E-M1 yet, but it sounds pretty resistant based on that tale. What may have happened is that the lens got damaged in the fall and allowed water to enter.
     
  4. stripedrex

    stripedrex Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Jun 8, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Alex
    Note to self "don't buy anything from ozray" .. lol
    Just kidding =).
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    :rofl::rofl:

    At least we know it's clean. That's a really interesting story.
     
  6. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    No one is getting any of my gear, it's all been torture tested, proven and just run in. Get your own! :biggrin:
     
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