Attn: Image Stabliser Problems! EPL1 Help!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kaiser83, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. kaiser83

    kaiser83 New to Mu-43

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    Dec 10, 2010
    Evening all,

    hopefully someone can help me.

    I have an E-pl1 and the image stabiliser flash red on any setting with an focal length and any exposure time.

    The camera continues to take photos but the image stabliser isnt working!!!

    Is it possible to reset everything on the camera, and i mean everything, or reload the firmware for the lens and body and see if that repairs things before i take it to my olympus dealer

    thanks in advance

    Alex
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Alex,
    I changed your title to attract readers.

    What ISO setting are you using?
    What Mode are you using?
    Don
     
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  3. kaiser83

    kaiser83 New to Mu-43

    3
    Dec 10, 2010
    Thanks, hopefully someone will know, its driving my insane;

    So ISO settings;
    All different ISO settings, i think i have tried everyone now with no joy

    IS1, IS2, IS3 modes all do the same, flash red with the corresponding IS1, IS2 or IS3.

    Even if you turn the IS off completely it seems to no effect and flashes IS1 in red!

    In iAuto, P, A, S, M there is no change

    Anyone got any ideas?

    I tried updating the firmware to reinstall everything but as it is on the latest version for both the lens and the body it will not let me install!
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    We have a few experts on the forum and I'm sure, shortly it will be resolved.
    Hang in there..... We're all on different clocks...
    Don
     
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  5. Otto

    Otto Mu-43 Regular

    64
    Apr 9, 2010
    Texas, USA
    I'm no expert but, have you tried calling Olympus support? They were pretty good about trying to resolve a problem I had with the VF-2. It might be worth a toll free call.

    Hope this helps,
    Otto...
     
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  6. kaiser83

    kaiser83 New to Mu-43

    3
    Dec 10, 2010
    Just to update everyone, the camera is now with Olympus and fingers crossed being repaired!

    its been away for a week so should have it back in another week
     
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  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Please keep us all posted about the situation.
     
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  8. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Hope it comes back sweet and shiny :smile:
     
  9. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

    823
    Oct 15, 2010
    there might have been something that got into the ibis causing the motor not to shift. Sending it to Olympus is the best thing you can do, it is still less then a year old and under warranty worldwide.
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Yeah, sometimes cameras get sick and they need the doctor.
    I'm sure Dr Oly will make her feel better.
     
  11. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    Oct 15, 2010
    well she will have a sensor cleaning, that is always something Dr Oly does.