Oly OMD EM5 New sound + strange viewfinder dark bands?

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Oly OMD EM5 New sound + strange viewfinder dark bands?

coocoomike wrote:

We all know about the whirring sound of the IS, but does anyone else's get louder when the IS is actually activated (ie deliberately moving the camera around while the IS is on)?

Yes, it does that.

Also sometimes there will be some thick brownish/yellow bands in the viewfinder. Im not sure how to get this to happen, they will just be there sometimes, and sometimes they are gone.

This may happen when you're pointing the camera at a scene lit by fluorescent lights (or at a CRT screen); it's interference between the flicker rate of the light source and the refresh rate of the EVF. Nothing to worry about. I imagine that it won't happen under incandescent light, sunlight, etc.

I'm probably just being paranoid right now, I just started taking the camera out on mountain bike rides, and with all the jostling and bumps...ugh...does the sensor get locked into place when it is off?

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