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Olympus Waterproof Cameras

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I've just noticed that Olympus have indicated that they are pulling out of the camera market. They are going to try to sell it off but if you've been eyeing up an Olympus TG 6 then now might be the time to buy before they all disapear. Likewise any spare batteries etc.
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I really like my TG 4. I bought a set of spare batteries and charger from an independent manufacturer so no need to be concerned over batteries, however it will be a great shame if the TG series is no longer around

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I love my TG5 too (MHO: https://wp.me/p14LRZ-3NP).
Best compact wet camera by far.
Dropped it off my motorbike at 40 mph last year, taped over a hole and still works.
Tempted to buy an intact spare before they go forever.

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That's a shame :( I've just bought a TG4, second hand. I'm no camera expert, but really pleased with it so far.

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I don't think that the Olympus brand will disappear for a while. They recently released a new version of the OM DE 5, and now there are new versions of the OM10 and the top of the range OM DE 1. I suspect that it might work a little like Sony taking over Minolta. The Olympus brand has a very wide global fan base (I've got 2 of their cameras) so I think that the demand will be there. I'd still buy a back up Tough if you come across one at a good price, they are excellent at what they are designed for.

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I had a Tough 8000 which I really liked, but unfortunately dropped it into the sea with the battery compartment door open - end of T8000. I replaced it with a TG-835 which has been great. In order to avoid being without a camera if the TG-835 should become unavailable, I bought a TG-5 as a back-up, which has had extensive use.
After 18 months the zoom control on the TG-5 became very notchy and kept getting stuck at the ends of its travel, so I sent it to Olympus for repair under warranty. I've just got it back, ten days after posting it. It's been to Portugal, had its zoom control replaced, firmware updated, waterproof function tested and thoroughly cleaned. It feels like new again, all covered by the warranty, including postage back to Olympus. Excellent service.

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Funnily enough mine's just started jamming too.
Plus the motor makes a whine it didn't do before.
Bloke in this vid did all the usuals (as have I) and found flossing works

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Thanks for that Chris - I didn't think of that, but handy to know if it should happen again. A bonus with my repair was that I sent the camera back minus battery, and it came back with one in.

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username Chris S wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Funnily enough mine's just started jamming too.
Plus the motor makes a whine it didn't do before.
Bloke in this vid did all the usuals (as have I) and found flossing works
It'll be out with the floss for mine too then, it's also fairly sticky and doesn't spring back as it should. Excellent tip.
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Phizz4 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:17 am
I don't think that the Olympus brand will disappear for a while. They recently released a new version of the OM DE 5, and now there are new versions of the OM10 and the top of the range OM DE 1. I suspect that it might work a little like Sony taking over Minolta. The Olympus brand has a very wide global fan base (I've got 2 of their cameras) so I think that the demand will be there. I'd still buy a back up Tough if you come across one at a good price, they are excellent at what they are designed for.
Noticed a comment about the new owner of the Olympus brand who, it seems, is likely to concentrate on the pro bodies and drop the "consumer" cameras from the Olympus range. So, yes, it's a good time to pick up a spare just in case.
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