Build Quality of the Olympus OM-D EM-1? Mine appears to be falling apart Locked

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wilkes888 Forum Member • Posts: 77
Build Quality of the Olympus OM-D EM-1? Mine appears to be falling apart

Hi all,

Just wanted to check with other EM-1 users about the build quality of their cameras.

I've had this for just over a month now and there are three things that concern me

  1. Eyecup fallen off twice - I have lost the original eye-cup AND then lost a replacement larger EP13 eyecup within 24h of getting it... I've seen a lot of posts about the 'lock mechanism' but have found it to be completely ineffective. 
  2. Textured Grip... fallen off - The faux-leather/rubber grip by the D-pad started coming away from the pad and then fell out in the next hour. I was walking around a launch party event, not diving or doing anything extreme. Seems strange for a 'weather sealed' body to start falling apart.
  3. Hotshoe Cover... keeps falling off - I've almost lost the hot-shoe cover twice now. Fortunately I heard it fall off both times. I've now put a piece of duct tape on it so I don't lose it.

Has anyone else countered the same issues?

I have no issues with the camera's image quality, performance etc... just very concerned that a camera marketed towards the 'pro-user' would fall apart so easily.

Here's a picture of what it looks like right now... bear in mind it is approx 5 weeks old.

1 month old Olympus OM-D EM-1... notice the missing grip around the d-pad and playback button... the missing eyecup and the duct tape on the hotshoe to stop it going missing too.

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