E-M1: SD card door super hard to operate - anyone has the same issue?

mxlin

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Hi, just acquired an E-M1 and notice the SD card door is very "tight" and not easily opened when compared with other OM cameras (i.e. E-M5). Just wondering if it's a common issue other owners has been experiencing.
 

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Mine is pretty tight as well, sometimes find it easier to use my nail to pull it open rather than push it open- think that makes sense.
 

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Mine is a little tight as well. Needs a bit of pressure and push to open it or use fingernail to push it. However, no complaints here since I would prefer a bit tight over a bit loose as such on the Fuji XT1 which can pop open just from handling the camera.
 

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You should not be using fingernails. Simply push with the flat of your thumb and slide it back.
 

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You should not be using fingernails. Simply push with the flat of your thumb and slide it back.
When your hand hurts because of arthritis & find it difficult to press hard enough with the thumb or finger, it is comforting to know the fingernail in the double line ridges works much less painlessly & I am thankful there is that possibility with that SD cover. It is more difficult to open than the E-M5 because of its flat design whereas the E-M5's cover has an angled surface with the ridge on that angled bend, giving it an easier surface to grip. One could argue it might be possible to bump it (E-M5) open, but it hasn't happened to me at all.
 

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I just press down and pull back with my forefinger and it opens easily.
It does get easier the more often it is done, but the finger nail :wink: makes it easier for me (as arthritis in my thumb joints reduces strength in my hands). I feel a little unsure about the ruggedness of it as I close it though, as I feel the latching lugs need to be engaged properly or maybe they could be broken if pushed in carelessly with too much force.
 
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I have days when my thumbs kill me just turning a tap or a door handle, but I've not had any issues opening the SD card hatch. Firm but comfortable pressure and it slides back happily. :thumbup:

I like that there is a positive feel to the release - I'd rather that than a hatch that randomly opens just because I breathe the wrong way.:eek:
 

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I have days when my thumbs kill me just turning a tap or a door handle, but I've not had any issues opening the SD card hatch. Firm but comfortable pressure and it slides back happily. :thumbup:

I like that there is a positive feel to the release - I'd rather that than a hatch that randomly opens just because I breathe the wrong way.:eek:
Yes, I know about those days too, but thankfully not too often. :frown: I do agree it is better to be firm & not falling open. :smilie:
 
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I have days when my thumbs kill me just turning a tap or a door handle, but I've not had any issues opening the SD card hatch. Firm but comfortable pressure and it slides back happily. :thumbup:

I like that there is a positive feel to the release - I'd rather that than a hatch that randomly opens just because I breathe the wrong way.:eek:
Yes, I know about those days too, but thankfully not too often. :frown: I do agree it is better to be firm & not falling open. :smilie:Yes, I know about those days too, but thankfully not too often. :frown: I do agree it is better to be firm & not falling open. :smilie:
I'm also a cyclist. There are days when I really dread getting a flat. Rolling a tyre back on with bad hands is ... unpleasant.
 
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