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  • E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

    The shutter on my E-5 jammed at the weekend and is now winging its way to Olympus to be fixed. This is just one of those things and can't be helped, but with the amount of advertising/emphasis on a 150,000 shutter life (mine only lasted 11,600) for the E-3 and E-5 I wondered how many of you had experienced such a failure?
    Iain

    E-M5 II, 9-18, 12-40, 17, 40-150, 45, 60, 100-400

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    Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

    Mines on 23000(E5) and still working after three years. Probably worth a mention to Oly.
    All the best

    Andy

    E1,E5,E420,OM1(N),14-54,12-60SWD,7-14,50-200,50mm F2 macro,25mm pancake,EC14,Sigma 50-500,OM50mm(F1.8),OM28mm(f2.8),FL36,HLD4,HLD2,Epson P3000,Manfrotto 680b monopod,crap tripod,various filters/CF cards.


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    • #3
      Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

      Hi Iain -

      My E-5 has taken a third more than AndyM's and still going strong.

      Regards. Barr1e

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      • #4
        Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

        I've heard of others - no toggers - but those with 'hi-end made in China' products who have had/having serious QA issues. One case, which stands out, is where the company ditched China and moved their business to the UK. Yes, it was more expensive to manufacture the items but it proved much cheaper as the 50% faulty goods were no longer in the business equation.

        Might be interesting for all concerned to see if there is a common factor such as manufacture date etc.

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        • #5
          Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

          Originally posted by Wally View Post
          I've heard of others - no toggers - but those with 'hi-end made in China' products who have had/having serious QA issues. One case, which stands out, is where the company ditched China and moved their business to the UK. Yes, it was more expensive to manufacture the items but it proved much cheaper as the 50% faulty goods were no longer in the business equation.

          Might be interesting for all concerned to see if there is a common factor such as manufacture date etc.
          I feel there is no need to do that.

          Olympus on the whole have produced some pretty good stuff and I'm sure quality control has kept many problems away, that's why I'm an Olympusholic.

          Pleased to see it was not tog related.

          Regards. Barr1e

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          • #6
            Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

            From memory my E-3 was around 40K when I bought it, and still going strong a year later. I do remember reading an analysis of reported E system shutter failures, but can't recall the website.

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            • #7
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              @ Barr1e - My remark was made not to slight Olympus but due to the fact that in the last six months or so various problems have arisen. On the sister µ4/3 forum there seems to be more than one user with problems of which Tordan is an example.

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              • #8
                Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                Originally posted by Wally View Post
                @ Barr1e - My remark was made not to slight Olympus but due to the fact that in the last six months or so various problems have arisen. On the sister 4/3 forum there seems to be more than one user with problems of which Tordan is an example.
                I can't see anything at all to suggest that 'made in XXX' has any relevance at all

                fwiw the only Oly product that has blipped on me was Made in Japan - so what?

                The country of manufacture is irrelevant - the company putting their name to a product is everything.

                Put another way China, Tawain, etc etc build to the QA of the company specifing the build.
                E-P1, OMD E-M1, E400
                7-14/12-50/12-60/14-42/17/30(1.4)/35-100/40-150/45/50/50-200
                ec14/ec20/ex25/MMF-1, MMF-3/ RF11/FL50Rs/FL36R/SHV-1/AC-1/AC-2

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                • #9
                  Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                  Originally posted by Wally View Post
                  @ Barr1e - My remark was made not to slight Olympus but due to the fact that in the last six months or so various problems have arisen. On the sister 4/3 forum there seems to be more than one user with problems of which Tordan is an example.
                  Hi Wally -

                  My reply was made in the friendliest of terms.

                  I have not heard of the site you mention, I only hang out here and www.dpnow.com and on the odd occasion dpreview + ephotozine.

                  Regards. Barr1e

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                  • #10
                    Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                    Given my made in Japan OM4 had three or four shutters in it before I gave up and threw it across the car park outside my repairers I don't think country of origin is relevant.

                    My E-3 has under 3000 shots on it. It's only used evening and weekends for personal work having work supplied cameras.
                    It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                      Had the same issue after just over 6000 shutter actions. See http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11849
                      It failed when I used the camera together with TriggerTrap to experiment with time lap photography.
                      Torv@ld

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                      • #12
                        Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                        The website for user submitted shutter data is http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife oddly there is no data for the E-5.

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                        • #13
                          Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                          I bought an E5 from KEH which they advertised as excellent condition. I just checked the shutter count and got a number of 132,535 and it seems to be working fine.

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                          • #14
                            Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                            Originally posted by bobkerry View Post
                            I bought an E5 from KEH which they advertised as excellent condition. I just checked the shutter count and got a number of 132,535 and it seems to be working fine.
                            She seems to have had a busy life.

                            I assume it came with a guarantee?

                            I had an E-5 which gave me some pretty good results, I hope you enjoy yours.

                            Regards. Barr1e

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                            • #15
                              Re: E-5 (or E-3) Shutter Life

                              My E-5 has got to 35000 and no problems at all

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