Olympus unhidden shame: The PLASTIC memory door for the E-3

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Same CHEAP CHINESE plastic as on the $500 E-510. How could Olympus
    make this mistake? The E-1 had a metal door, meant to be used, not
    some flimsy piece of junk. I thought the rubber stoppers on the Nikon
    D300 were crappy enough, but Olympus went one "better." Olympus, do
    yourself a favour, fabricate a metal replacement, send it FREE OF
    CHARGE to E-3 owners before you are buried in returns due to breakage.
     
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    ALERT - ALERT!

    RichA has slammed a company other than Canon.
     
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    Scott W Guest

    Rich will slam anything plastic.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Nov 28, 2007
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  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Especially if it pretends to be a pro camera.
     
    RichA, Nov 28, 2007
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  5. RichA

    Mr. Strat Guest

    I wonder what his butt plug is made of.
     
    Mr. Strat, Nov 28, 2007
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  6. RichA

    G.T. Guest

    And yet I haven't seen a single broken one.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Nov 28, 2007
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  7. RichA

    JG Guest

    Oh no....this all us Europeans need now... first we had a wine lake,
    then a butter mountain, now we are faced with an Olympus E3 plastic
    door avalanche.

    Baton down the hatches folks...this is gonna be big....

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  8. Inflatable as well?
     
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  9. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Missed the Dpreview post about the switch actuator that broke off?
    Guy's going to crazy glue it....On a new, $1700 body....what fun.
    I've seen people use duct tape for camo on their $7000 Canon
    telephotos, but I doubt it was to hold the front lens element in.
     
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  10. RichA

    JG Guest

    Rich... I think your actuator has broken off...
    Someone give the care home nurse some duct tape and maybe RichA will
    stop posting....

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  11. RichA

    TRoss Guest

    There is a small plastic post on the media door that depresses a
    switch when the door is closed. There's a discussion about it on DPR.

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=25792002

    It sounds to me a case of poor design rather than a poor choice of
    material. If the post had been reinforced or little larger I doubt it
    would make any difference whether it was made of plastic or metal.


    TR
     
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  12. RichA

    RichA Guest

    And you've added what? To any discussion....
     
    RichA, Nov 28, 2007
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  13. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Ah yes, it's always "poor design" when plastic fails, which it does,
    inevitably and always.
    There are more than a few people disappointed with the build quality
    of this Olympus offering, especially compared to the tank the E-1
    was. But Olympus has embarked on a massive cost-cutting program.
    They want to be able to drop their pricing like a stone (which they
    just recently did) in order to blast into a higher market position.
    Their goal is at least 20% share. Hence, their flagship is CHINESE
    and likely can absorb big price reductions and still make them money,
    unlike the E-1.
     
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  14. RichA

    Celcius Guest

    Why are you all contributing to this?
    Don't you realise you're feeding the troll?
    Stop it!
    He's on my Block sender list.
    Do the same. The only reason I came out again, it's because I got a "RE",
    and reading plastics... I knew...
    Please refrain. You're giving him an audience!
    Take a week or more off
    Forget his posts.
    This is the last time I'm posting on one of these. Please do the same.
    He has nothing to contribute. He's just using bandwidth... and you're
    responding.
    Marcel
     
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  15. RichA

    Mr. Strat Guest

    But he's funny and quite predictable. It's fun for me and the other
    regulars to rip him a new one. And what do you care about bandwidth?
     
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  16. RichA

    JG Guest

    Welcome to modern times. Most of us have shit loads of bandwith and
    like to throw rocks off the bridge at the troll from time to time....

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  17. RichA

    JG Guest

    I have comprehensively proved you wrong and slaughtered you at every
    juncture.

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    G.T. Guest

    Let me see, my 10 year old plastic bike has never broken, and yet I've
    broken younger steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and titanium frames.

    What the **** is wrong with you???

    Greg
     
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  19. RichA

    JG Guest

    Damn them for trying to make money. Why would any business try and do
    this? Its not like the medical supply division does not turn over the
    odd buck or two..... what was it you said in the other thread about
    Olympus not passing on savings..?? Did you complain and pay more at
    the till for your goods.....???

    Give it up Rich.... now is a good time....



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  20. RichA

    TRoss Guest

    No, it isn't. There was nothing wrong with the design of the film door
    latch on the Nikon 6006; the reason the latch was notorious for
    breaking was because Nikon chose to make it out of plastic.
    No, it doesn't.


    As for the media door actuator pin on the E-3 - it's a poor design.
    The pin is a narrow cross-shaped post located in a vulnerable position
    on the door, and it is not protected or reinforced. Even if the door
    were made of titanium there would still be a problem with the actuator
    pin - it's a poor design.

    TR
     
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