Well so much for that Refurb Score

davidzvi

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Got my Pen F today. Not as clean as I'd hoped, a few nicks and scratches. WAY more shots than I'd hoped (about 21k). And worst of all, hot shoe doesn't seem to register the flash. I can "get" it to register without too much trouble, but I REALLY shouldn't have to.

Back it goes and sadly they can't offer a replacement.
 

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Whoa, sorry to hear that! I didn't even realize they'd try to sell a camera with 21K clicks as a refurb.

As to the flash recognition issue, you'd think QC would catch that, but who knows. Not on their checklist that day? Or do they even bother hooking up external attachments to check integration?
 

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Wow, I'm surprised. My experience buying refurb's from the Oly Outlet has been always getting near new looking equipment. I almost pulled the trigger that day for a E-M1ii, but just decided to hold off until the E-M5iii maybe drops a bit in price someday. I saw the Pen F at that time and thought it was a great deal. What a bummer.
 

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Wow, I'm surprised. My experience buying refurb's from the Oly Outlet has been always getting near new looking equipment. I almost pulled the trigger that day for a E-M1ii, but just decided to hold off until the E-M5iii maybe drops a bit in price someday. I saw the Pen F at that time and thought it was a great deal. What a bummer.
Same here, the other items seem great.
If I remember correctly it was silver which you weren't very keen on, so may be for good?
Yes I would have preferred black, and I'm pretty sure most (not all) the marks wouldn't even be visible. But a finicky hot shoe is not a good sign.
 
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