Omd em5 (mk1) blank photos problem

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ritualnet, May 20, 2016.

  1. Ritualnet

    Ritualnet Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    UK - West Midlands
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    Every so often, after turning the camera on, or waking it up, the first photo is black. I've lost a few good shots that way, and it has always happened. Tried googling, but I must be the only one ever with this issue.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this? Happens on all lenses (20mm mk1, oly 45mm, 10-50mm) too, with and without the battery grip, not dependant on battery charge.

    I've had the camera for a couple of years and i doubt it's in warranty.
  2. blotto

    blotto Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I'm interested in this as well, happens to me also, although it didn't always do it for me and it doesnt do it every time, i'd say about a 1/4 of the time.
  3. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    Nov 16, 2010
    Search "sticky shutter"
  4. fishone0

    fishone0 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 15, 2016
    I have had that happen to me with my original rebel--Canon didn't fix it though even though I sent it back, I just learned to live with it, took the first shot and grabbed the second one
  5. benjimouse

    benjimouse Mu-43 Regular

    Me too, EM5m1 I suspect it's temperature related.
  6. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
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    It happens often when in manual mode - esp with legacy lens. Probably shutter. It happened since purchase but i assumed it was my fault since i was new to mft and so didnt send it in for repair.