cba_melbourne

cba_melbourne

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Jan 26, 2018

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  • The 17mm/1.8 is closely related to the 12mm/f/2.0, in that the release dates are close together, both are premium class lenses with the snap focus clutch, both have an external metal build, and ...
  • Fogrip from STCoptics.com One caution: this STC plate has rubber strips between it and the camera. It does take a while for these to compress and adapt to the camera bottom plate contour. Until ...
  • Yes but it wobbles too much front back on my tripod without an L-plate. It's flex in the entire bottom camera body around the tripod nut area. For macro I use a Sunway slider between camera and ...
  • It would be a very rare failure with this lens. It is a very reliable lens. I doubt Olympus will sell parts, and there seems to be no open source supplier. It is a very abundant lens as it was sold ...
  • The rear black plastic cover is easy to take off with just 3 screws. It may allow an inspection of the ribbon cable connectors at the circuit board end. Carefully wiggle the ribbon cables and blow ...
  • Much easier to find a used EM1.2. It was released back in 2016 and it has a successor the EM1.3. People upgrade and sell the older model. The EM5.3 was only released end 2019. And it has no ...
  • Sounds like the absolute position encoder for the focus ring (or it's ribbon cable) is faulty.
  • Unfortunately it's not only with PD clips. The EM5.3 alone (without a an added L-plate) is IMO excessively flexing and wobbling fore-back when mounted on a tripod. And that is certainly not a ...
  • Replied in Olympus Pen F
    standard USB cables have either two or four wires inside. The USB A plug on the PC end has 4 pins. The USB mini plug on the other end has 5 pins, of which only 4 are connected. The Olympus CB-USB6 ...
  • Exactly my thoughts wrt adapting 135 format SLR lenses to m43. Unless it is for some reason a very special and unique lens, that does not exist in m43. Think things like parallax correction, or ...
  • For macro: both do in-camera stacking. The EM5.3 is lighter and smaller, but is wobbly when mounted on a tripod, and the tripod nut is not durable and can rip out. Now for macro, you often use a ...
  • Just get the best there is and never look back: https://stcoptics.com/en/fogripforem1miii/
  • No. It usually is white looks like a tiny chip capacitor, soldered onto the circuit board. It is not designed to be easily replaced. If it has blown it is invariably because of a major circuit ...
  • Replied in Olympus Pen F
    Does the EM1.2 already have an USB port that would accept a standard USB cable? The Pen-F does not. It uses a totally different 2-row connector at the camera end, like this: You won't find that ...
  • None. Or, it does not matter. Because it's just a GAS attack. If it was more than GAS, you would ask "I want/need an xx-mm f/xx lens that is particularly good at....., which one would you recommend?" ...
  • Replied in Olympus Pen F
    It's a proprietary cable. An "equivalent" cable will not necessarily work, if it has the slightest difference in pin configuration. Get the original cable before troubleshooting the camera. In the ...
  • Panasonic and others did invest hugely in sponsoring the Olympics. They choose to write it all off, rather than see their good name tarnished by being seen associated by the unpopular games. Most ...
  • Or power supply circuit faulty. Main fuse blown (usually a tiny SMD fuse soldered on the main board). Or a ribbon cable not properly inserted in it's plug. Previous water damage. Etc. etc. Did you ...
  • Replied in Doubt this.
    How could they. They still hang on the subsidy drip from Olympus. You must not bite the hand that feeds you :)
  • "Samsung Galaxy" are what all Samsung phones, tablets, phablets, watches and notebooks are branded globally That is news to me, de-branded Samsung phones. Samsung owns 23% of the global phone ...
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