Help, my OM-D just crapped out

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by silver92b, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I bought my OM-D E-M5 in Oct of 2012 and pretty much loved it (got a bunch of lenses and accessories, etc.). Anyway, lately I noticed that the auto focusing was not spot on. I just have not been able to get sharp photos! Finally a couple of days ago, I noticed that the Live View was not on... I hit the "info" button and the menu went away, but no picture! I can see through the viewfinder but not in the screen. Also, if I try to shoot from the blank (black) screen, the shutter wont operate. It will work when it senses my eye on the viewfinder though... I am really upset. I cannot find my warranty registration but luckily, I found a paper copy of the original order from Amazon.
    I guess I can try contacting Olympus although I hear that their customer support is all but non-existent. I am already thinking of getting another camera body but I'm afraid of Olympus.... I wonder if I should get a Panny so I can use all my lenses and what not?
  2. MCarroll

    MCarroll Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 28, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Have you tried pressing the button on the side of the viewfinder?
  3. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    :redface: I just did, thank you very much, my "broken" camera is well again :2thumbs:

    However, I still need help with the focusing problem. Is there a way to decrease the size of the focus point?

    Thanks so much. I guess I am in my dotage... I knew that function but totally forgot it and could not readily find a solution...
  4. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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    You can change the size of the focus area. If you haven't reassigned the F2 button, a series of presses gets you will get to the magnification. Set that at 14x.
  5. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    I got these instructions from somewhere on the internet (not from Olympus's synthetic english owners manual)

    1. Press menu - Gears - Button/Dial - Button Function - set Fn2 function to magnify.
    2. press OK button
    3. press fn2 HARD a couple times, green box should appear, press Info button 10x appears change to 14x by turning the dial next to the Fn2 button
  6. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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    Two of my pet peeves with the camera, the changes with live view and the smaller focusing areas. But once learned they become very small annoyances.