E-M5: Base plate wobble on even surfaces

Started Oct 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Timur Born
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E-M5: Base plate wobble on even surfaces

When I just posted this as a reply in another thread (where it was a bit off-topic) I thought to better create a new thread out of it.

Does anyone else experience that the base plate (feet) of their E-M5 are slightly warped or something, which results in wobble when the camera is standing on an even surface and you push on it?

With a lens attached it wobbles more when pushed at the back (lens pulls it forward), with a light lens/none it wobbles at the front when the shutter button is pressed. But a video tell more than a thousand words.

E-M5 on flat stone window board:


X10 on same flat stone window board:


The swooshing sound you hear in the X10 video is from IBIS resonating with the stone windows surface. It's louder on more resonating wooden surfaces. I was quite surprised that you can hear the AF action at the beginning, too.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 +3 more
Fujifilm X10
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