omd em1 focus problems

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Hi I am looking for some advice as I am having problems with being able to use autofocus. Camera is unable to focus in auto mode or live view

both the 12-40 and 75-300 mk 2 having problems with both (12-40 manual focus ring is not in manual mode )
tried 2 Olympus batteries
reset camera
firmware version is 2.2

sometimes I might be able to take 2 shoots before camera will stop focusing or lockup

any advice greatly appreciated
 

Growltiger

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Take off the lens and clean the electrical contacts in the camera with a clean cotton cloth.
 
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Just tried that no luck also tried Panasonic 14-42 was ok for 10 shoots then stopped focusing, put 12-40 back on ok for a few shoots then the same
 

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what if you shoot in manual focus does will it still take a picture? the fact its working intermittent says its probably something other than electronics, either loose contacts or maybe shutter button, have you tried to set up a back focus button see if it works like that?
 
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Just an update to problem, camera was picked up on Friday 28th November by Olympus and sent for repair to Portugal .
Has been returned back to me to day 3/12/2014 repaired
1 Fault found mainboard and replaced
camera is now working fine, all I can say what a fantastic service this has been by Olympus

:smile:
 

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Just an update to problem, camera was picked up on Friday 28th November by Olympus and sent for repair to Portugal .
Has been returned back to me to day 3/12/2014 repaired
1 Fault found mainboard and replaced
camera is now working fine, all I can say what a fantastic service this has been by Olympus

:smile:
That's great news - and excellent service too.
 

dafox

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Not to hijack a thread but this is a similar/same issue. I've been having similar auto focus issues as stated above. Manual focus OK, single point active, w&wo manual override. Images are not sharp. Their ok? but not eye popping wow. I've thought it something I've done wrong. Yesterday I took the rig to my local rep and he advised micro-adjusting all my glass. Looking into this, I haven't been able to find too much info on the subject. Which leads to question should all lenses need calibration or is there a bigger issue with the body?
 
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Not to hijack a thread but this is a similar/same issue. I've been having similar auto focus issues as stated above. Manual focus OK, single point active, w&wo manual override. Images are not sharp. Their ok? but not eye popping wow. I've thought it something I've done wrong. Yesterday I took the rig to my local rep and he advised micro-adjusting all my glass. Looking into this, I haven't been able to find too much info on the subject. Which leads to question should all lenses need calibration or is there a bigger issue with the body?
What lens or lenses are we talking about?
 

dafox

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Hi Barry. I'm using an m1. Lenses are m.zuiko
12-40 2,8f; 60 macro; 75 1.8f
 

dafox

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Thanks for your suggestions Barry. I have the IS on when hand-held, off when on tripod. I have used various shutter speeds, f-stops, etc...
I will try the shutter shock but I'm not sure of that suggestion, an opinion as to your reasoning would be great. I've even used studio lighting to freeze any movement on people. I've shot people, close-ups, scenic, most anything with similar results. The results are similar with all three lenses. When I look at them 1:1 they're not there.

I had a Big name camera prior to this with basically kit glass that I was getting pretty decent results from. Now I have a better body and pro level glass and sub-par results. Very frustrating indeed.

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