Warning: Weak plastic buckles on E-5 strap

Started Aug 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Big Italian Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: Keep my E-5 & strap in a pouch

I think Olympus should have recalled these straps long ago. There are far too many reports of these straps breaking to be coincidence. Mine also snapped without notice after less than 1 year of life, and I don't use the camera so much for the plastic bit to have been fatigued. I changed the strap with that of my much older E-500 with no ill effects thus far.

They probably sourced a faulty shipment of parts, which were made more brittle than usual. If it is still under guarantee Olympus should repair damage due to the strap failing for free, but since they abandoned the 4/3 line I doubt they'll do anything about it, it's not like they'll lose a customer.

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