Olympus C8080WZ with lose lens???

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Terje Mathisen, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. I got my 8 Mpix camera on saturday, and it has already given me a bunch
    of nice images.

    However, I've noticed that when it is turned off, the lens barrel seems
    to rattle around a little, this becomes less obvious after turning it on
    however.

    Is this the way it should be, or do I need to send it back for
    replacement/repair?

    Any other Oly C8080 owners here?

    Terje
     
    Terje Mathisen, Apr 28, 2004
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  2. Terje Mathisen

    Mark Johnson Guest

    The older C5050 were criticized for the same thing. Apparently the
    works are intended to sort of slide around inside. That it rattles is
    something else. Maybe some padding became dislodged. But I can only
    guess? I'm surprized the images came out that well. What do you
    compare it against? what's your standard for comparison?
     
    Mark Johnson, Apr 28, 2004
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  3. Thanks.

    I spoke with the vendor as well, (17photo, who's given me very good
    service), and he compared with another camera.

    It does seem like the optics (including the chip obviously!) has a very
    small amount of slack inside the housing.

    Terje
     
    Terje Mathisen, May 1, 2004
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  4. It doesn't really rattle. :)
    I like making high-resolution panoramas and mosaics, i.e. I've been
    generating up to 65 MPix images previously using my previous 4 Mpix camera.

    This means that I've spent a lot of time using PTAssembler and
    PanoramaTools, inspecting source images at 100% or even larger
    magnification.

    Each of the 8 M pixels of the new camera seem to be at least as sharp as
    what I've gotten from my smaller cameras.

    Anyway, here's a few of the images, taken while visiting Degree
    Confluence Points:

    http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?visitid=8403
    http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?visitid=8411
    http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?visitid=8421

    Terje
     
    Terje Mathisen, May 1, 2004
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