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Well, it arrived yesterday OK and the initial results look good.
And it sure does look nice to an oldie like me!
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 ) I am sure it is going to be a good investment, though
From a quick walk around the village and the Littlehampton sea front:
I guess there must flooding at Brighton
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Quote: I have mine with everything off
Mmmm, I tend to have everything On! Might explain it.
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.
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.
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.
Thank's for that Jas.
My pleasure, Ken.
Errata: should "angle of 45 or more"
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