Broken epl5 shutter button

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Chrisireland84, May 17, 2017.

  1. Chrisireland84

    Chrisireland84 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2016
    Chris ireland
    IMG_0783.JPG hi was using my epl5 and the whole shutter release button fell of is this something I can fix ?

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  2. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2016
    Will it not snap back in?
     
  3. Chrisireland84

    Chrisireland84 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2016
    Chris ireland
    Tried to push it back in but it won't hold itself in just falls back out
     
  4. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2016
    Might be more serious than it looks. Apparently Olympus replaces the whole top cap when this happens.
     
  5. Chrisireland84

    Chrisireland84 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2016
    Chris ireland
    Thanks it's out of warranty bought it used but it's got a 2 year warranty with the shop I bought it from so will see what they say
     
  6. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Not really, no. Exactly the same thing happened to my E-PL5. Get an E-P5 like I did, they're not expensive and you'll be very happy like I was. This kind of breakage won't happen.
     
  7. Chrisireland84

    Chrisireland84 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2016
    Chris ireland
    Would a Olympus OM-D E-M5 be a better upgrade to epl5 it would be a straight swap
     
  8. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2016
    Em5 is a great camera. I just switched to a gx7 from the em5. Although it's a lateral move, it feels like a big upgrade. Double the shutter speed, electronic shutter, wifi, better touch screen, works well with both brand of lenses. Only negatives are reduced battery life, and the viewfinder is not as good.
     
  9. Chrisireland84

    Chrisireland84 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2016
    Chris ireland
    Thanks for the reply I the battery life would not be a issue as I only use the camera for holidays and family stuff seems like it would be a step up then
     
  10. Chrisireland84

    Chrisireland84 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2016
    Chris ireland
    Is the em5 still a good camera even though it's a few years old
     
  11. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2016
    The em10 ii is another great option, but it's used value is still a little more than the gx7.
     
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Used EP5 at B&H for $349:
    Used | B&H Photo Video
    Great camera. 5 axis IBIS and zero second anti-shock. The latter makes shutter shock a non-issue.
     
  13. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2016
    It's a great camera. Weather sealed, great viewfinder. It's biggest negatives are the 1/4000 max shutter and its not so impressive LCD screen, and no wifi (if that's important? ).
     
  14. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2016