Inverted Images in EPL-5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by LOZ, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    I quite often have groups of images written to the SD card up side down. I'm forced to invert the images in an editing app.

    This happens regardless of how I position the viewfinder. It also happens when using the VF-2 viewfinder.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? Has anyone found a fix?
     
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It's not something I've experienced.
     
  3. keith1200rs

    keith1200rs Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Are you pointing upwards or downwards? That confuses orientation sensors sometimes. Otherwise it could be a faulty orientation sensor.

    Keith
     
  4. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    There is no consistent rhyme or reason for the flipped image. I'm going to give Olympus a call.
     
  5. pourdad

    pourdad New to Mu-43

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    Apr 18, 2013
    Playback menu

    Try this:

    Menu
    Playback Menu (Menu 3)
    2nd Icon (rectangle with curved arrow) set to "on"
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Rotated 180 degrees or mirrored :confused:
    Every once in a blue moon, that (180 degrees rotated) happens to an image or 2 on mine...but not in large quantity...
     
  7. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Thanks. Tried that.

    After the menu change I shot 20 images, all were inverted when imported into Olympus Master 2, Adobe Lightroom 4.4, Photoshop CS5, and Mac Preview as both JPEGS and RAWs. This using the SD slot on a MacBook Pro and a USB card reader on a MacPro desktop. The shots were taken with the LCD in all possible positions.

    I spoke with two technicians at Olympus, one escalated. They were both stumped.
     
  8. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    180.
     
  9. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Basically, elaborating on what Keith said, it usually happens when the camera is tilted up or down from the vertical plane and it need not be rotated 90 degrees. It can also happen if the camera is MOVING in the vertical plane and that will aggravate the problem when the camera is tilted.

    It is caused AFAIK by the accelerometers getting confused with the differential between "up" and "down" is very low as Keith mentioned.

    I've experienced it myself with the E-M5 before, but I just rotated them in post. It was rare for me.
     
  10. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Too bad. It shouldn't be that way. Really rough on the workflow.

    Why don't I see this happening with my EP-1 or EPL2.......ever?
     
  11. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Ch-ch-ch CHANGES!
     
  12. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

    Olympus is baffled by the problem.
     
  13. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Just Fedex'd the body to Olympus. Their tech guys huddled around the heretofore unreported PEN issue and decided that it must be mechanical/electronic.
     
  14. LOZ

    LOZ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Problem solved. Olympus did:
    -A complete repair and return all functions to factory specs.
    -Auto Focus Test. Check, Recalibration and Realignment
    -Complete cleaning (internal and external)
    -Firmware Download:Corrections and Adjustments;Address Values Measured and Adjusted.

    They didn't say exactly what caused the very unusual problem.