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Is the new EM1 has better pro grade shutter?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Halaking, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Morris
    I thought the EM5 has Pen's shutter that last about 100k click, since EM1 identify as Pro, Olympus should included a pro grade shutter like Cankon's 150k shutter.
     
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I think you're off by a factor of 10.
     
  3. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Morris
    Yes, I corrected.
    Thanks
     
  4. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    I don't know if there is an international standards organization that defines what a "pro grade" shutter is, lol.

    We've had PEN's for awhile -- anyone know the shutter failure rate or average lifespan? That would be useful info.
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I looked on the web, and there's no real data for the EM5 yet. I've never even come close to the magic 100k with a single camera.
     
  6. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I think MT mentioned 150K
     
  7. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Morris
    I saw someone posted in a thread long time ago, a member call Olympus to find out the shutter lifespan on EM5, the answer is 100k, it's same like Pen series, I would like to know about the EM1.
     
  8. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    I have heard from I believe two different pages that this shutter is rated at 150,000 clicks. Don't remember the exact one, but I certainly wouldn't worry about it.
     
  9. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    In 20 years of shooting the only shutter issue I've had was with a "PRO" body (EOS1v). I shoot about 100k images a year. Shutter life is not an issue to me for this new camera, as it wasn't for the EM5.

    Gordon
     
  10. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    This is not a real world issue...truly... ;)
     
  11. jerrykur

    jerrykur Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Northern CA
    Does it matter that much? Shutters are replaceable. I believe I paid $300 for a replacement on a Canon 1DMK2.
     
  12. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Well, it would be a real issue if it failed in a non-trivial number of cases. But from everything I've seen, the vast majority of people will have sold the camera for a newer one long before the shutter goes bad.
     
  13. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2012
    Dublin
    Ciaran Reilly
    How about the poor second user!? :smile: