E-3 Problem

Started Jun 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Continuing the above....
In reply to Bobby J, Jun 12, 2012

Bobby J wrote:

Turn the camera on, select manual and select a small aperture like f 22, then looking through the viewfinder use the button that controls DOF preview and see if the image darkens, and then brightens when the button is released.

It's simple, when an Olympus' lens aperture fails, it typically defaults to the smallest possible aperture (unfortunately). If that's the case, viewfinder will be almost pitch black, with possibly a barely usable viewfinder in sunny conditions.

If VF is ok with that same lens, it still might have been a lens problem, with intermittent aperture failure.

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