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09/30/2019 10:47:56 PM · #1
Originally posted by Manic:

Are all the cards the same size and type, eg 32gb sdhc vs 128gb sdxc, etc? It's possible that the Android tablet and/or reader might not support the higher speed modes or the larger cards due to filesystem/format limits. The other possibility is that the tablet might not be able to consistently output the power needed to run a normal usb card reader directly (or might only be able to when charging/fully charged), so you might want to try using an externally-powered card reader or a powered USB hub between the tablet & reader.

Good troubleshooting tips, thanks.

Message edited by author 2019-09-30 22:48:15.
09/30/2019 10:05:01 PM · #2
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

As long as we have a bunch of Olympus users together in one thread, perhaps someone else has seen something similar....

Ran into a weird thing. I bought a new Android tablet and want to be able to use it to review my shots on a plane. I found that with an OTG card reader, it is inconsistent on being able to read the cards from my cameras. Right now I tried 4 cards, 2 shot in the EM-1 and 2 shot in the PM2. Only one of the EM-1 cards will mount to the tablet file system.

All cards are readable in a PC and all files can be read just fine if I copy them off to some other media first. Just can't always mount the cards.

Are all the cards the same size and type, eg 32gb sdhc vs 128gb sdxc, etc? It's possible that the Android tablet and/or reader might not support the higher speed modes or the larger cards due to filesystem/format limits. The other possibility is that the tablet might not be able to consistently output the power needed to run a normal usb card reader directly (or might only be able to when charging/fully charged), so you might want to try using an externally-powered card reader or a powered USB hub between the tablet & reader.
09/30/2019 09:07:57 PM · #3
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

As long as we have a bunch of Olympus users together in one thread, perhaps someone else has seen something similar....

Ran into a weird thing. I bought a new Android tablet and want to be able to use it to review my shots on a plane. I found that with an OTG card reader, it is inconsistent on being able to read the cards from my cameras. Right now I tried 4 cards, 2 shot in the EM-1 and 2 shot in the PM2. Only one of the EM-1 cards will mount to the tablet file system.

All cards are readable in a PC and all files can be read just fine if I copy them off to some other media first. Just can't always mount the cards.

Hmm, never happened to me... On the other hand, I've never tried to mount SD cards on an Android tablet, so it might explain that ))
09/30/2019 07:54:24 PM · #4
As long as we have a bunch of Olympus users together in one thread, perhaps someone else has seen something similar....

Ran into a weird thing. I bought a new Android tablet and want to be able to use it to review my shots on a plane. I found that with an OTG card reader, it is inconsistent on being able to read the cards from my cameras. Right now I tried 4 cards, 2 shot in the EM-1 and 2 shot in the PM2. Only one of the EM-1 cards will mount to the tablet file system.

All cards are readable in a PC and all files can be read just fine if I copy them off to some other media first. Just can't always mount the cards.

09/30/2019 07:21:19 PM · #5
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by roz:

Penny .. if you want persevere with the mk2 .. its easy to convert the RAW files to DNG files that will be supported by CS6 ..
but when you select the folder that the RAW files are in to be converted .. you see no RAW files .. they arent visible .. the converter converts every RAW file in that folder .. xx


Thanks. I tried it once and didn't figure it out. If I need your help I'll let you know:)


please do .. i'm always happy to help ..
just so you know ... i had to do quite a lot of googling to find out that the files arent visible ..
crazy .. as it should be one of the first things that come up .. its like its understood .. but its not .. xx
09/30/2019 07:09:27 PM · #6
Originally posted by roz:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by LevT:

Lynn, why don't you want to splurge on a new EM-1 Mark II? I think it's worth it. Many improvements, and feels like a more solid camera. I also had issues with my EM-1 (the back dial started skipping badly, had to send it for warranty repair, it worked for a while and now is doing the same thing). No issues with mark II so far.


Thanks. I have the Mark II but the problem is that I still use CS6 and the newer RAW files are not supported, so I don't use it much. And it's just enough bigger in size that I prefer the smaller original. I'm sorry to hear that you also have had issues with it too because I really want to stick with Olympus. I'm pretty sure Roz has said she had issues with both versions.

The reason I got this camera in the first place had a lot to do with the fact that all the controls are similarly placed to the big Canon. I'm very such a creature of habit and get frustrated easily when it comes to technology. My husband really likes the PENF but knows it wouldn't work for me. My fear is that I'll find another one but it won't be new either and won't last long.


Penny .. if you want persevere with the mk2 .. its easy to convert the RAW files to DNG files that will be supported by CS6 ..
but when you select the folder that the RAW files are in to be converted .. you see no RAW files .. they arent visible .. the converter converts every RAW file in that folder .. xx


Thanks. I tried it once and didn't figure it out. If I need your help I'll let you know:)
09/30/2019 06:30:36 PM · #7
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by LevT:

Lynn, why don't you want to splurge on a new EM-1 Mark II? I think it's worth it. Many improvements, and feels like a more solid camera. I also had issues with my EM-1 (the back dial started skipping badly, had to send it for warranty repair, it worked for a while and now is doing the same thing). No issues with mark II so far.


Thanks. I have the Mark II but the problem is that I still use CS6 and the newer RAW files are not supported, so I don't use it much. And it's just enough bigger in size that I prefer the smaller original. I'm sorry to hear that you also have had issues with it too because I really want to stick with Olympus. I'm pretty sure Roz has said she had issues with both versions.

The reason I got this camera in the first place had a lot to do with the fact that all the controls are similarly placed to the big Canon. I'm very such a creature of habit and get frustrated easily when it comes to technology. My husband really likes the PENF but knows it wouldn't work for me. My fear is that I'll find another one but it won't be new either and won't last long.


Penny .. if you want persevere with the mk2 .. its easy to convert the RAW files to DNG files that will be supported by CS6 ..
but when you select the folder that the RAW files are in to be converted .. you see no RAW files .. they arent visible .. the converter converts every RAW file in that folder .. xx
09/30/2019 06:17:11 PM · #8
Originally posted by LevT:

Lynn, why don't you want to splurge on a new EM-1 Mark II? I think it's worth it. Many improvements, and feels like a more solid camera. I also had issues with my EM-1 (the back dial started skipping badly, had to send it for warranty repair, it worked for a while and now is doing the same thing). No issues with mark II so far.


Thanks. I have the Mark II but the problem is that I still use CS6 and the newer RAW files are not supported, so I don't use it much. And it's just enough bigger in size that I prefer the smaller original. I'm sorry to hear that you also have had issues with it too because I really want to stick with Olympus. I'm pretty sure Roz has said she had issues with both versions.

The reason I got this camera in the first place had a lot to do with the fact that all the controls are similarly placed to the big Canon. I'm very much a creature of habit and get frustrated easily when it comes to technology. My husband really likes the PENF but knows it wouldn't work for me. My fear is that I'll find another EM-1 but it won't be new either and won't last long.

Edit to add.. Iím so sorry they discontinued it so quickly.

Message edited by author 2019-09-30 21:22:42.
09/30/2019 06:13:36 PM · #9
Sorry.

Message edited by author 2019-09-30 18:13:54.
09/30/2019 04:58:58 PM · #10
I'll second the recommendation on the EM-1 mk2, had no issues with the one we've got. We've also had no problems with the EM-5 mk2 nor the PEN-F either, if you want cheaper yet nearly as capable alternate options :)
09/30/2019 04:41:49 PM · #11
Lynn, why don't you want to splurge on a new EM-1 Mark II? I think it's worth it. Many improvements, and feels like a more solid camera. I also had issues with my EM-1 (the back dial started skipping badly, had to send it for warranty repair, it worked for a while and now is doing the same thing). No issues with mark II so far.

Message edited by author 2019-09-30 17:18:09.
09/30/2019 12:27:09 PM · #12
Originally posted by streetpigeon:

Lacking useful knowledge, I'll offer best wishes. There's so much out there I'm sure you'll have a soft landing and resume taking fabulous pictures.


Thanks Rich, you're too kind. I will figure out something.
09/30/2019 08:08:49 AM · #13
Lacking useful knowledge, I'll offer best wishes. There's so much out there I'm sure you'll have a soft landing and resume taking fabulous pictures.
09/30/2019 12:12:59 AM · #14
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

FZ 1000 and 1000 ii. Appear to be super zoom cameras. Not for me. I just ordered another Olympus body NOT from B&H. Iíll keep trying.
I donít want to give up my lenses.


I own the FZ1000 ii Just bought it. Not perfect but very good...

Edit: I agree on staying with Oly and use the lenses.

Message edited by author 2019-09-30 00:15:54.
09/29/2019 10:13:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by tnun:

I think they aren't willing to spend the manpower to check it over. Used cameras from other sources has been ok.

That was my thought as well. They may be giving a cursory test to the incoming trade ins, not testing all the dials and switches. An individual selling on Ebay may have more incentive to be upfront about any problems and list an appropriate price. I paid about $30-40 more for mine than some other offers, because the seller posted the shutter count with a shot of the count page. I just had a better gut feeling about this one, so paid a few $ more than the minimum.

Message edited by author 2019-09-29 22:14:44.
09/29/2019 09:28:10 PM · #16
FZ 1000 and 1000 ii. Appear to be super zoom cameras. Not for me. I just ordered another Olympus body NOT from B&H. Iíll keep trying.
I donít want to give up my lenses.
09/29/2019 08:58:46 PM · #17
Wow and Wow Steve (' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff)!!! I am always fascinated by your depth of knowledge.
I may have to print the info you gave us so that I have just in case.

' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz, my answer was to Lynn but thanks for all your good intentions. I think I know what I am doing and remain a Fujifilm user since I know it and love it and it does not take my arm away from its socket.

' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tnun, I add you to the list of the unhappy year for beloved cameras.

But, again: IS ANYBODY HERE USING A FUJIFILM XT30 (other than Neil) ? So far I read great reviews - they do have two great flaws though: memory card and battery in same compartment and unfriendly tripod capability. Nobody is perfect.

09/29/2019 08:31:04 PM · #18
Originally posted by mariuca:

This year could be called "The year of cameras' unexpected deaths"

I posted a few days ago about the terrible fatal illness of my beloved 6 year old Fujifilm XE2
' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neil told me his side of disasters, Roz and now you

My story is simpler though because I'd like to get a new body of Fuji,
the Fujifilm XT30 and keep my lenses. I purchased the first one 6 years ago for same reason as you, to replace my Nikon with a lightweight one

I heard fabulous stories about Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 - for a price

Since I don't know anything about Olympus...can you get another brand with interchangeable lens capability?
I suggest you talk to Tom!!!! Cheers to both of you. And good luck


i need the luck .. !!! ..
anyway .. i think there are adapters you can get so that an incompatible lens can fit on a camera that its not designed for .
i have never done it and there would be ppl here that would know more than me..
but from the little i do know you may lose some functions .. not major ones i believe .. and they may not be as fast focusing .. i could be wrong tho ..
hows that for great information .. i dont know much do i . !! .. ;)
on the positive side .. i do want to help ... :) xx
09/29/2019 08:26:35 PM · #19
Penny, my one experience with used aT B&H was negative - had to send it back. I think they aren't willing to spend the manpower to check it over. Used cameras from other sources has been ok.

Mainly it is the deaths I mourn: a Sigma Dp1 (albeit used), my beloved GR 1 last year, and the strange but often wonderful Pentax K 01 this year. Nobody wants to repair this type of electronic device. Apparently.

09/29/2019 08:15:13 PM · #20
Originally posted by mariuca:

Since I don't know anything about Olympus...can you get another brand with interchangeable lens capability?
I suggest you talk to Tom!!!! Cheers to both of you. And good luck

Olympus and Panasonic both developed the Micro 4/3 system together and their lenses are compatible. However, the FZ1000 appears to be a superzoom that doesn't have an interchangeable lens design.

The main difference to know is that Olympus put the stabilization into the body while Panasonic decided to put it into the lenses. So if you use Olympus lenses on a Lumix, you don't have stabilization. If you use Lumix lenses on an Olympus, you choose to turn one off.

I think some recent Lumix models have gone to dual stabilization however. Since I don't have to invest in another lens system, I may buy a used Lumix at some point just to try it and see what I think.

Message edited by author 2019-09-29 20:19:21.
09/29/2019 07:48:42 PM · #21
Originally posted by mariuca:

This year could be called "The year of cameras' unexpected deaths"

I posted a few days ago about the terrible fatal illness of my beloved 6 year old Fujifilm XE2
' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neil told me his side of disasters, Roz and now you

My story is simpler though because I'd like to get a new body of Fuji,
the Fujifilm XT30 and keep my lenses. I purchased the first one 6 years ago for same reason as you, to replace my Nikon with a lightweight one

I heard fabulous stories about Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 - for a price

Since I don't know anything about Olympus...can you get another brand with interchangeable lens capability?
I suggest you talk to Tom!!!! Cheers to both of you. And good luck


Thanks. Maybe the smaller cameras are just not built to last. Too bad because there is a market for them.
09/29/2019 07:46:47 PM · #22
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I just bought an EM-1 (With your input and that of ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LevT. Thanks a bunch!). Very happy with my first couple of outings with it. It probably won't be my regular travel camera when flying, as the size is getting up toward that of a small DSLR. I'll still use the EM-10 for that. (BTW, I haven't used my Canon 50D in a few years now and sent it to my granddaughter a few weeks ago, when she expressed interest in getting a good camera.)

The original version is incredibly affordable right now, mine was $350 on Ebay with a 13k shutter count, 5 batteries and 2 chargers. I saw many of them going for $300-350. If you are happy with the Mk1, it'll be cheap to replace, and at that price, you can probably take a calculated risk on a used one. The MkII's are still running over a grand, however.

It's odd that you've had such poor luck with a well known camera shop and my Ebay finds have been doing great. Just the luck of the draw.
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Glad you found one that works!! I will keep looking. So far, the two used versions I found were affordable but non-functioning.
09/29/2019 07:36:34 PM · #23
This year could be called "The year of cameras' unexpected deaths"

I posted a few days ago about the terrible fatal illness of my beloved 6 year old Fujifilm XE2
' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neil told me his side of disasters, Roz and now you

My story is simpler though because I'd like to get a new body of Fuji,
the Fujifilm XT30 and keep my lenses. I purchased the first one 6 years ago for same reason as you, to replace my Nikon with a lightweight one

I heard fabulous stories about Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 - for a price

Since I don't know anything about Olympus...can you get another brand with interchangeable lens capability?
I suggest you talk to Tom!!!! Cheers to both of you. And good luck
09/29/2019 06:06:19 PM · #24
I just bought an EM-1 (With your input and that of ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LevT. Thanks a bunch!). Very happy with my first couple of outings with it. It probably won't be my regular travel camera when flying, as the size is getting up toward that of a small DSLR. I'll still use the EM-10 for that. (BTW, I haven't used my Canon 50D in a few years now and sent it to my granddaughter a few weeks ago, when she expressed interest in getting a good camera.)

The original version is incredibly affordable right now, mine was $350 on Ebay with a 13k shutter count, 5 batteries and 2 chargers. I saw many of them going for $300-350. If you are happy with the Mk1, it'll be cheap to replace, and at that price, you can probably take a calculated risk on a used one. The MkII's are still running over a grand, however.

It's odd that you've had such poor luck with a well known camera shop and my Ebay finds have been doing great. Just the luck of the draw.

Message edited by author 2019-09-29 18:08:14.
09/29/2019 05:40:53 PM · #25
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

My Canon was always fine, just big and heavy. I still use it, but don't carry it far. I've loved having this little Olympus, but the experience now is so frustrating.


i know .. you go out and wonder if the camera will pull a hissy fit and stop working .. and it has a couple of times ...
then when you get home where it doesnt even matter that much ... it gets ok again ..

and the lenses .. magic . !!! .. when i go out i can carry at least three with me in my handbag/backpack .. which is really quite small .. try that with a dslr .. !! ..
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