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EPL-5 Grrrr , IT happened agian !!!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fred S, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    pulled the EPL-5 with my FT70-300 out of the bag Yesterday

    Taking a shot of a flower. Just as the AF locked on the LCD and VF went almost complete white . Tried a few time with different objects with the same results.
    set camera to myset and everything was fine
    2nd time time 3 months

    Any ideas :confused:

    Thanks for any help or suggestions
     
  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Does this happen with other lenses?

    --Ken
     
  3. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Thanks for the reply Ken
    Yes a also changed to my kit 14-42 with the same results
     
  4. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Hate to keep asking questions, but which EVF were you using? And, does it happen without the EVF attached?

    --Ken
     
  5. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Not at all. I should have given more details in my first post

    VF-2 . Happens when my VF-2 is attached or not.
    the image in the camera is what I see through the VF-2 or LCD
    Almost all white

    again. As soon reset my camera ( Myset ) all is Fine
    Wired or What ??
     
  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    It does sound weird. I'm going out on a limb, but have you considered resetting your myset, and possibly the entire camera?

    --Ken
     
  7. keith1200rs

    keith1200rs Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Do you have any buttons programmed to do anything? I have my record button set to AEL and sometimes accidentally catch it by mistake.

    Keith
     
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    It sounds like it's mistakenly gone to manual : I've had it happen in an old e-pL1 a few times.
    Very similar, anyway.
    Off ... On again, I don't sweat about it, but my camera's older & cheaper than yours.
     
  9. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2013
    I experienced something like the OP's with EM-5 that was sent back for exchange. In review of a resulting blown out pic I noticed that it had chosen its own ISO that was over the top; regardless what setting I had it at.
     
  10. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Thanks Ken
    with all the possibilities here, I just did that
    set myset to basic changed the settings and saved as myset 1
    now only time will tell

    That's another possibility
    I have my Fn button set to ISO

    If all I have to do is reset myset not a big deal
    I should do that any way in case I screw up a setting and forget to change it

    If it ever happens again I will read and record all my camera settings before I reset it. 2 times in about 2500 pictures so far
    Again its a Quick fix

    thanks again every one
     
  11. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Keep us posted. I have an E-PL5, and am curious as to why this may be happening to your model.

    --Ken
     
  12. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Will do.
     
  13. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    Another idea is to check the exif data of the photo to check for anything out of the ordinary


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