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Old May 9, 2017, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default new owner of an EM-5 II; battery question

So I never got my water damaged Em-5 fixed (I suppose I could still send it in to be fixed for 180?), but I bought an Em-5 ii refurbished that just arrived yesterday.

A quick question: do Em-5 batteries work in the Em-5 ii? Does anyone use aftermarket (Wasabi) batteries in their Em-5 ii?
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Old May 9, 2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase.

(I thought the EM5 was supposed to be waterproof?)
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Old May 9, 2017, 2:43 PM   #3
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Splash-proof, not waterproof. Nowhere near the same thing. At least, not waterproof unless it's in a diving case.

Yes, same batteries work in the Mark II, even the cheap ones.
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Old May 9, 2017, 2:47 PM   #4
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ah, makes sense.
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Old May 9, 2017, 5:29 PM   #5
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It was in my backpack when we got hit by a massive rainstorm in the Dolomites. We were completely soaked through and the bottom of my backpack filled up with water. The 12-40 lens seems fine, but the camera does not turn on anymore.

I might test my luck with Olympus' repair policy, but worried they'll pocket the 180 and ask for more money to repair it, or say they can't (and keep a good chunk of cash for diagnostics).

Of course I had a dry bag sitting in my car.
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From what I've read, if they quote you for 180 they'll do it for 180, even if they have to give you a "new" one.

Probably worth it to them because a vast majority of issues can be fixed for considerably less.

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After doing some research myself, it seems like these are the guys that Olympus contracts to for their warranty work:

http://www.precisioncamera.com/olymp...ra-repair.html
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Probably true on the repiair costs. A whole new camera is probably 180 bucks cost or less.

Initial takes of the em-5 ii is that it feels cheap (the grip materials at least on the silver model is not as nice as the em-5) but that otherwise the performance seems fine. It is going to take a while to adjust to the new on off switch placement
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The on/off switch placement on the E-M5 II and the two E-M1's is an obvious classic Olympus OM re-visit. Looks like it was taken right off the OM4's Auto/Manual mode switch.

I remember moving from the original E-M5 to the E-M1 and it was definitely something new to have to get used to.
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