Just wondering what the latest camera sales figures are in terms of brands (Canon vs. Sony vs. Oly). This is all I could find but I don't read Asian ;)


Hey Everybody!

OK, so it's been two (2) years since I've been here. :doh:
What's a couple of years between friends? :biggrin:

Before I go on, I will pause to say,
O' back in the day, back in the day!
How I loved spending time here.
Learning about digital photography.
Parsing my way through the 4/3rds lenses.
Waiting for the next/newest one to come out!
I miss all that!

And yes it's a little quiet, but I see names I recognize!
Michael Meissner!
and more, but those jumped out at me off the top!

So I'm hoping some of y'all can give me some SYMPATHY and advice.

I seem to have a DEAD E-1 here !

And I'm really upset!

Here's the situation:

I've been in the habit of keeping 2 of my E-1s "batteried up"
with a couple of my most useful lenses one on each.

And I pulled out one of them tonight and it wouldn't power on.
No problem, I thought; battery drained down.
So I put a fresh battery in it... no joy.

I've switched lenses, and batteries.
Used the same lenses and batteries with other body.
All parts work good with the other body.
The "bad" body stays bad.

And here's the curious data.
My cameras have an easy life.
I'm old, don't get out much.
Mainly just take a few pictures now and then close around.
All my photography gear stays in a bag in my office.
Nominal conditioned temp and humidity.
Camera worked last time I used it.
And now it don't!

Anybody got any ideas?
Any drill to run? Thing to do?

I'm really sorta distressed.
I LOVE the E-1 (my only camera btw).
Sometimes you just find something that you sorta meld with.
And the E-1 was sorta that experience in the camera field.
And I'm to old to learn another camera, fall in love again!

Would love to hear any ideas.
Anything I could/should do?
Anybody to send it to?
Olympus have a "legacy" repair department?
Anybody else?

Much obliged for any help,



In search for an extension grip for my Mark 5 iii. Yes, Olympus has the ecg 5. Fotodiox does not have one.
suggestions please. jerry

What is everyone using and what storage capacity?

Next Gen Sensor?

by Geodesic

Any word on the next gen m4/3 sensor? FF sensors are up to around 50MP while m4/3 has been stuck at 20 for years. Just wondering.

I made a bunch of bookmarks for family and friends as gifts and let them choose what they wanted. Here are some of them. It wasn't easy finding ones to fit. Some of them have extra space on one side, but it couldn't be helped, because they're only 2" x 6". They were a hit. My mother got a stack of them about an inch high. :D
I believe all but one were taken with my E-1.


Olympus E-5 Still in Use

by Michael Messner

I am still using my Olympus E-5 System. I made a very short video explaning why.

Haven’t checked in for quite some time, but my wife recently bought a Canon 80D, so we’ve been doing some shooting lately. I still have my E-510, but I’m wondering if there’s an adapter that would let us mount my Zuiko 50-200 SWD lens and if it’s worth doing. Does anyone here know?

The E-M1 Mark II is a complicated camera. It’s many configurable buttons and some configurable menus make it especially challenging. I really didn’t realize for several weeks after I got the camera that some of its menus were configurable. People would talk on one of the forums about setting a menu option and I would look it up on my cameras menu and not be able to find it. That was because I hadn’t configured the menu to offer me the option I was looking for. So, how to learn about all this stuff I was missing? I took the free and obvious first step of going to the Olympus web site and downloading the camera manual. It’s useful, and I recommend it. However, the typical Olympus translation to English always leaves something to be desired, and while it outlined all the camera settings, it usually didn’t explain what they did or how they worked. I still needed more information. I finally found it in a book called Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II by Darrell Young. It’s available in Kindle format and hard copy. I’d recommend the hard copy because you’ll be using it as a reference work and flipping back and forth through it and that isn’t convenient with a Kindle. It’s also quite expensive. I have no connection to the author or to any location retailing that book. Just thought you should be aware that there is a book available that really does explain this complicated camera.

Just as an aside, did you know that while working in the menu system of the camera, pressing the INFO button on the back of the camera will bring up a little help screen providing more information on the menu choice you’ve currently hilighted?