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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 10:16 PM

Sortation Facility! That's genius. GrinGrinGrin

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 1:25 PM

Well, it arrived yesterday OK and the initial results look good.

And it sure does look nice to an oldie like me! Smile

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 5:57 PM

Regarding the LCD shade, I was just able to see the image for composing.

Had problems in getting the sea horizon level, though, as I really couldn't see it! (no pun intended Smile ) I am sure it is going to be a good investment, though Grin

From a quick walk around the village and the Littlehampton sea front:

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I guess there must flooding at Brighton Wink

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 11:04 PM

ChrisV - I have just bought this here

On my screen it measures 4" long and 3" deep i.e. 4/3

Will let you know how I get on with it.
jas

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110165 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 6:43 AM

Spent a few hours shooting the Fastnet race big boats yesterday and got 830 shots before the battery needed changing (fully charged to start)

It does seem that the longer I use these batteries the better the life becomes (so far), under some specific conditions I have had over 1000 shots.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 2:16 PM

That's impressive Brian. Wish my Pan G5 had the same technology. My battery goes flat after about 250 pics (RAWs + jpegs).
(lovely pics btw).

Last Modified By SlowSong at 12 Aug 2013 - 2:17 PM
mikehit
mikehit  46146 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:04 PM

The OM-D is reported to have a life of only 300 shots per charge, but you can extend this a lot by turning off image auto-preview, eye detect and all those other things that chew the power. If you google something like 'battery life OM-D' there are several websites that give hints, and you may be able to do something similar for the Panasonic.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110165 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 3:15 PM

I also find it depends on how I have it configured with the EM-5.

The maximum I've seen has been over 1000 shots / charge when shooting .jpg only and at 5fps in short sequences and the worst was down around 300 when shooting single shot, slow careful focus with IS on continuous and a lot of "chimping" to see if the shots were correct.

I have mine with everything off so that it operates more like my old canon DSLR, no LCD, no image review etc, seems to do the trick Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 10:05 PM


Quote: I have mine with everything off

Mmmm, I tend to have everything On! Might explain it. Grin

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 6:39 PM

Update: The pop-up screen that I mentioned earlier is 4x3 and fits my Olympus E-P1 LCD OK - just slightly obscures the vertical set of icons on the RHS of the LCD.

franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 12:38 PM


Quote: Update: The pop-up screen that I mentioned earlier is 4x3 and fits my Olympus E-P1 LCD OK - just slightly obscures the vertical set of icons on the RHS of the LCD.

Interesting, I'm toying with the idea of getting one for my E-PL3.

Be interested to know as to how it does in bright sunlight.

Ken

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 8:35 PM

Ken -
The shade is the same size as the LCD screen. Hence if the sun is at an angle of deg or more it shades the screen reasonably well. If the sun is lower in the sky than this then the bottom of the screen is not shaded, getting increasingly worse as the sun sinks. This being with the sun directly behind you, of course.

The quadrant shaped folding side pieces add some protection to side light.

The amount of shading is reasonable in the area that is actually shaded. It all depends on the direction and the angle of the sunlight.

However, a little extra judicious screening with the palm of the hand is useful.

All in all, I think it's worth the 8.

And it does protect the LCD when the pop-up shade is popped back flat to the body.

Hope this is helpful.
jas

franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 9:38 PM

Thank's for that Jas.

Ken

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:47 AM

My pleasure, Ken.

Last Modified By Just Jas at 20 Aug 2013 - 12:49 AM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 1:33 PM

Errata: should "angle of 45 or more"
Apologies.Blush

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