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Removing/hiding the logos on EM5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Hingo, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Hingo

    Hingo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Yes I know its beautiful, but I'm looking for more simpler look. I'm thinking of removing the ''olympus'' and the ''omd'' at the front of the camera, leaving the top plate untouched.

    As I've seen so far, it's popular just taping them up, but often it rarely matches the camera finished look.

    If I will not hide or remove it, I think it would be nice just paint it black as I have black em5, to make it less obvious.

    It would be nice to see what solutions you've come up with.
  2. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Personally I believe this is done by people embassed using Olympus...I'm NOT!

    Shame on you!
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    You prefer providing them with free advertising?
  4. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    You can use a toothpick and remove the white from the logos. Someone on the forum did it, looked nice i think
  5. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    I prefer the 'Olympus' logo to be prominent so that everyone can see it's not a serious camera and I'm just a snap-happy tourist, rather than a real photographer! :biggrin:

    Surely taping your camera gives the message that you are so serious you tape your camera or that it's something special that you need to disguise! :biggrin:
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I hollowed out an old 5D, and hid the camera inside.
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  7. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
  8. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    would you prefer that I cut off my GF3's logo and send it over to tap on the em5:rofl:
  9. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Actually if you own the camera you paid around 1000 dollars to advertise the camera's logo... :p 

    Personally I don't give a hoot about hiding the logo, but thats my personal opinion, course I'm also the guy who doesn't care what color my lens is, hell as long as it works as described I'm happy... My camera is a tool not a fashion statement,

    That being said check out what you can do with your olympus if you happen to think of it as a fashion accessory MCG-3PR Dress Up Hand Grip for E-PL5 & E-P3 (Brown Stripe) - Caps & Filters - Camera Accessories - Accessories | Olympus
  10. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwZ_RleZ9Bw]Guide on how to paint your DSLR pink - YouTube[/ame]
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  11. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Awesome, they got that pink one working. Now, I want to paint my OM-d pink!
  12. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan

    There are some ideas and photos in that thread. I used a black Sharpie to black out the Olympus logo (see thread above for photo). Sharpie also comes in paint rather than ink, one member used Rustoleum black with a fine bristle brush, others used sharp toothpicks to scrape out the white paint.

    I don't care about the 'stealth' mode, or free advertising for Olympus, etc., - I just like the looks of the blacked out camera. Other's mileage may vary.

    I might note in passing that Fuji charges a fairly large surcharge for their blacked out X-100 over the standard model, and Olympus charges extra for the "special edition" blacked out 12mm lens. Sharpies are pretty inexpensive in comparison :biggrin:.


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  13. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
  14. dnightingale

    dnightingale Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    I never really thought about having the brand name visible or not... It made me look, and sure enough, my X-Pro1 has nothing on the front of it, and it's quite stealthy looking (which I do like). Especially in lower light. It does have the Fujifilm X-Pro1 written on the top however.

    Perhaps the E-M5 would look better all black without the logo, though I'm not really about to modify mine.

    Don't forget to use plain generic lens caps and a black neck strap so when you're wearing a black shirt it's extra stealthy, or at least as generic looking as possible.

    I believe a cotton tip with nail polish remover will do the trick, though it may alter the finish of plastic if you are not careful.
  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  16. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
  17. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    I used a black sharpie on my black OMD.
  18. brokken

    brokken Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Yes, actually. The more cameras they sell, the better supported the system will be and the more development that will occur as a result.
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  19. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Why not? My truck says "Ford" ; my sedan says, "Chevrolet"; my laptop computer has HP plastered on the top cover. And I like my Olympus cameras at least as much as any of those.
  20. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Do what the pros do - gaff tape over it! The pros do it not because they don't like logos but don't want to have to pay whomever because the logo is in the photo/video they shot. They also do the digital smear too.

    Personally I like having logos on products and will show them proudly IF the product works well for me.

    Here are couple of logos from companies that I am very happy to show off because I own and use and love some of their products.

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