Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

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cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 1,745
Re: Not Olympus fault

LoneTree1 wrote:

Yes, the mount is rated at say 2lbs and the user subjects it to a sudden force that was 2.01 pounds and it failed. In reality, if this failed and the E-M5II wouldn't have, Olympus is at fault.

The mount has no rating in the camera specifications. It simply needs to be "fit for purpose". Which is not that clear.

Now, does that "purpose" include the camera dangling from a clip? With a long lens too? While rock climbing too? And if yes, is there a difference doing this with a heavy duty or a lightweight camera?

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