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Old Nov 11, 2008, 1:53 PM   #1
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Hello-My E3 gets stuck and doesn't take the picture. It just sits there stuck and the shutter doesn't complete its cycle. I have to shut the camera off to reset. I am in M mode, S-AF with live view. It seems to have something to do with the focus for when I manually focus it sometimes works.
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Hi BuddyBoy: repeat this question onSteve's Olympus dSLR forum. We have several regulars there who own the E3.

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Old Nov 12, 2008, 9:12 AM   #3
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Hello-My E3 gets stuck and doesn't take the picture. It just sits there stuck and the shutter doesn't complete its cycle. I have to shut the camera off to reset. I am in M mode, S-AF with live view. It seems to have something to do with the focus for when I manually focus it sometimes works. This happened in when I set up for a photo shoot. Luckely I have an 8080 as a backup and it worked as expected.
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Old Nov 12, 2008, 10:03 AM   #4
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Try remounting your lens and/or try a different lens. Your lens may not be making a good connection to the body or the contacts may be a bit oxidized.

If that doesn't fix it, I'd try a different memory card. Sometimes a bad memory card will cause issues. Ditto for the battery (try a different one if you have a spare).


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If you send me a PM, I can move threads (and when I spot threads like this one I normally do move them to the appropriate dSLR forum). But, it looks like he already started a thread in the Olympus dSLR forum about it. So, I'll just combine the threads there.

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Old Nov 12, 2008, 1:27 PM   #6
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First, what's your shutter speed when you're doing this...if you're set to a long shutter speed and have noise reduction turned on the time required to take the picture will be longer.

Second, do you have Anti-Shock turned on?

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Anti-shock is off, shutter speed 1/160 sec. I took the lens off and on a number of times, changed battery and memory card.
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I'd try resetting the camera to factory defaults.

You may have a setting somewhere messing it up (for example, you could have it set for Self Timer Drive mode causing a delay, or there could be a bug in the firmware somewhere causing a rare conflict with certain settings combinations, etc.). Use the Custom Reset option you'll find in the setup menus:




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If that doesn't help, I'd try a different lens on it if you have a dealer nearby that stocks them (it could be a lens versus camera issue).

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Hi,

It would help to know what lens you're using and if you're shooting in low light or not. It sounds to me that there isn't enough light for the shutter speed you've chosen.

When you depress the shutter half way down, do any of the values shown on the super control panel (LCD SCREEN) blink?

My first suggestion is to simply set the mode dial on auto, forget live view for a minute and see if the camera takes a picture. If it does, then your shutter speed/arperture valuein manual may simply be set to high

As for your problem, I can recreate the problem with my camera equipped with a 14-54mm ZD lens quite easily in manual mode with the shutter set at 1/160 and the arperture at 2.9, S-AF, ISO 100, WBCloudy. At that setting, the control panel is telling me that the exposure value is below -5.0 and the camera can't take a picture due to not enough available light and the shutter speed is set too fast. If the exposure value on your camera is blinking,Try setting your shutter speed down until the exposure value stops blinking.




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