E5 shutter dies ... in the middle of shooting Taylor Swift

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
goblin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,517
Re: the problem

rovingtim wrote:

The problem isn't that the shutter failed. The problem is that Olympus's promises 150,000 actuations from this "top pro camera" and that when their cameras fail at a fraction of that promised total, Olympus throws their hands up and says "Not my problem!"

150,000 shutter cycles is a normal achievement for a jobbing pro. The E1 routinely reached these totals so Olympus knows how to do it if they wanted to.

The actual problem is that people read one thing and interpret it the way it arranges them. I dare anyone to find anywhere an official mention of Olympus promising 150000 shutter actuations. There is no such thing.

The shutter is "tested" for 150000 shutter actuations as per Olympus or "rated / expected to survive at least" 150000 actuations as per the magazine and online reviews who stay on the serious side of things.

Everything else is wishful thinking / urban legend which feeds on itself. No promises here. Not from Olympus, nor from any other camera brand. I have yet to see any brand giving a specific shutter warranty the way some automakers give a longer "powertrain" warranty than the warranty of the rest of the car.

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