View Full Version : Seems like a lot of Pen F with stuck mirror
Been looking for a Olympus Pen F and have come across a lot for sale with the mirror that sticks when the lens is attached. Otherwise, the camera functions perfectly without the lens attached. Is this a usual problem with the Pen series. Is this problem an easy fix or will it be very costly?
Thanks for your imput
So you think the stuck mirror thing is something that can be fixed with a CLA ?
I like the look of the camera, the lens options, its small size and yes 72 shots. I have been shooting with a 120 Holga at 6x6 I only get 12 per roll. And the Holga is not the best camera to reload on the fly. I'm looking for a good all round camera I can take on a day out. The Wifes Cannon Digital takes over 1000 on a card. With 72 shots i'll be able to keep up with her better. I just won a Pen EE late last night on the Bay, I'm going to try it out and see if the Pen series can fill some of my requirments. I got the EE real cheap and as long as it works I think I'll know after a few rolls if I want to invest in a good F.
The shutter of the F series was greatly improved in the later FT/ FV series, and I rarely noticed any defects in offered FT/FV cameras. As a user I would pass the F to the collectors.
If the shutter works fine without a lens mounted, might the problem be the lens resisting diaphragm stop-down?
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