OMD1 Mk2

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MrScary Veteran Member • Posts: 6,492
OMD1 Mk2

Hi All

I got an Oly OMD1 Mk2 which is a great camera. I sold all my Canon FF gear to go Micro 4 thirds. Alas I had a problem from day one of using it. The Battery (genuine) depleted quite quickly. Only taking between 80 & 183 shots either in S-AF or C-AF BBF.

Third party battery's doing the same...After 8 weeks it was sent to Olympus Portugal as UK do not fix them any more. It came back last Friday and on Saturday I went out all day to take photos. Well to be honest I'm at end of my tether. I took 113 shots on genuine oly battery then 88 on 3rd party, then 177 on a 3rd party battery. Not good enough..S-AF was used throughout the day. Wi-Fi turned Off plus anything else not needed turned to off.

I went out Sunday again with fully charged genuine battery and for two hours used the S-AF setting and took about 100 shots when battery went to about 32% left...So I changed to C-AF to take some Acrobatic shots doing about 8 or more frames per second. Loo n Behold it took another 222 shots. 322 in total when battery ran out.. Now, I do NOT want to take a load of shots in C-AF unless I doing Sports of which I not done so far. Street photography I do mostly with a bit of others thrown in..

Now, Did Olympus Portugal really fix my camera as they said or did they NOT ?

If they did then surely I should be taking 400 or more shots on one battery.

Olympus UK have been great and helped me a lot. They delivered a new battery to me today but I can't try until Tuesday. I do not think it is the battery as Oly Portugal had camera, battery + charger.

Any Ideas. Oly Four Thirds is new to me as I used a Canon 5D3 (sold for this) and a 7d. Two batterys in 7D Grip for near two months with loads of Macro shots taken and still loads of life left in them. Says it All really..

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