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    E1 Locking Up

    Ever since I bought my E1, some four years ago, I've had an intermittent problem were the camera locks up, you can't do anything with it, not even power off. The only way to un-lock it is to remove the battery. I've lived with the problem but I just wondered if anyone else has the same problem and what is the cure if any?

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    Battery?

    I would definitely try another battery as my first troubleshoot. Check the voltags and amps on the battery you are using.

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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    Are you on the latest firmware (v1.5)?

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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    Thanks guys,
    Just by chance I have ordered a new battery as a back up so will give it a try. As far as Firmware goes I'm at 1.4 I looked at what 1.5 does and it's for teleconverter improvement, but will upgrade anyway.

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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    Just upgraded to v1.5 As a matter of interest I see there are some upgrades to lenses as well, I take it Olympus Studio checks whatever lens is attached at the time of the Camera upgrade is at the latest level as well?

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    Post Re: E1 Locking Up

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAD View Post
    I take it Olympus Studio checks whatever lens is attached at the time of the Camera upgrade is at the latest level as well?

    Yes, that is correct.
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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    I know I up dated to v1.4 back in 2005 and I used Olympus Studio1 trial version but yesterday I had to use Studio 2 which I downloaded from the Olympus site, also a trial version. It seems a bit of a cheek, on Olympus side, that once the trial has expired you have no way of downloading updates, not that Olympus is going to release any more for the E1 but what about the E3?

    BTW Andy I notice you have an E3 & an E1, how does it compare to the E1? I absolutely love the E1 and the only thing against it is, being old technology it suffers from noise at the higher ISO's.

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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    Hi Phil,

    Sorry I can't help regarding your E1 locking but I just had to reply and I say I've really enjoyed looking at your gallery. The colour street set is awesome, love the processing. Where these shots taken with the E1?

    I have an E1 and E3 if you wanted me to take some sample shots for you to compare if it helps?

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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAD View Post
    I know I up dated to v1.4 back in 2005 and I used Olympus Studio1 trial version but yesterday I had to use Studio 2 which I downloaded from the Olympus site, also a trial version. It seems a bit of a cheek, on Olympus side, that once the trial has expired you have no way of downloading updates, not that Olympus is going to release any more for the E1 but what about the E3?

    BTW Andy I notice you have an E3 & an E1, how does it compare to the E1? I absolutely love the E1 and the only thing against it is, being old technology it suffers from noise at the higher ISO's.

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    Olympus Master is free, Olympus Studio is the one you pay for (does the tethered shooting stuff). So download Master, it will do the updates and won't expire.

    The E-3 is much better for high-ISO noise control, noticeably much better at ISO 800 and above. The E-1 is marginally cleaner at ISO 100, but not by much. The E-3 is heavier, has liveview, articulated and larger screen (very useful) and obviously has much more resolution. The main bugbear I have with the E-1 is the autofocus - the E-3 is much, much better - faster, better in low light, better for C-AF. The E-3 is more configurable than the E-1. The E-3 also has a built-in flash, which is useful sometimes (especially as it is waterproof, which the external ones aren't). Ergonomically, I prefer the E-1 in some ways. In terms of fit and finish, the E-3 is a tad better on how the metal seams align, but the E-1 somehow feels more robust. However, 90% the time the E-3 gets used...

    Andy
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    Re: E1 Locking Up

    Thanks Garrie.
    The Colour street set-Sir!,Old & New,Coloured Lights & Chair were taken with the E1 the rest were with various Nikons The Coloured Lights shot was at ISO 3200 & some noise is there. I love the E1 it's now old technology but the only things I have against it are slow start up and noise at higher ISO's. When I compare it against the Nikons I really can't see any difference and I print A3 size for exhibitions.
    Olympus lenses are, in my opinion, superior to Nikon & they do a quality lens with the most useable range (14-54mm & 12-60mm) for my kind of photography. Nikon do cheap kit type lenses in this range like the 18-70mm but no pro lenses. The nearest is 24-70mm (for the full frame) but it's just not long enough.

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    Last edited by PHAD; 9th December 2009 at 04:06 PM.

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