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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Just a word of warning that appears to have affected some owners. I recently went on a two week hiking trip to Corsica during which the aperture dial cover fell off the camera. It was still usable (only the top piece of the dial became unattached), but nevertheless be careful. I didn't have a camera bag with me (the camera always was resting in a winter hat inside a pouch in my backpack well covered), but I guess some of the elements (Hot, cold, wet) still got to the camera.

Inside the cap (the black dial) is a weather sealed indent, and I guess it was epoxied along the outside of the dial and this part broke. reattached it with some light epoxy rather than sending the camera back in, as I have a wedding to go and needed the camera.

Anyway, just wanted to give a heads up. I'll process some of the pictures from the trip and post later.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 2:05 PM   #2
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I've also seen one post from someone where the red dot fell off the "record" button.

I wouldn't mind it if that happened to mine.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Can you disable or reassign that button in the OM-5 like you can in the PL-2 and other Oly models?
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Yep. I have mine set to enable the magnified AF box. Otherwise, it would just go unused since I never shoot videos.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 4:23 PM   #5
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I've read about the record button falling off too. I put the camera through some pretty serious conditions over the last 17 days, using it in rain, snow and hail storms, and it has held up pretty well. I had either the rokinon fisheye or the panasonic 14 mm on the wish list as the lenses to use for this trip, but I was pretty happy in retrospect that I was using the 12-50 weather sealed lens, especially after a couple times of having the camera in the top of my pack and getting caught in some fast approaching storms.
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