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Memory Card Slow


Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
19 Jul 2013 10:44PM

Quote:Yeah, but sometimes I like to act fast. 3 seconds is heck of a time lapse. Perhaps if I just do jpegs it'd be better, but in tricky lighting conditions you really do need raw files.


You can still take more pictures while the file is writing.

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SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
19 Jul 2013 10:44PM
Well a brand new one would be freshly formatted I would have thought. Mind you, I have a faster card in my 60D and it still records quite slowly, but unlike M4/3s the image doesn't freeze in the viewfinder. I wonder if that's why I'm noticing it. Perhaps it's just because the electronic viewfinder in the M4/3s retains the image until it's memorised. If so, that's a bit of a pain.

Yeah, we crossed Paul. I can't take another snap quickly because the previous image is frozen in the viewfinder until it's recorded.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
19 Jul 2013 10:47PM
Even a brand new card will need formating, are you formating the cards in the camera you are using.


Quote:but unlike M4/3s the image doesn't freeze in the viewfinder


Chris switch of the Preview in the camera`s menu.

I believe your problem has nothing to do with the speed of the memory card, you camera is set to preview the picture you have just taken for an x amount of seconds and is slowing the camera down.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
19 Jul 2013 10:58PM
Grin Paul, you're priceless. I had the review set to, guess what, ------------------------- 3 seconds! Changed it to 1 second then nil. Worked a treat. Smile
I wish the image wouldn't freeze in the electronic viewfinder though.

Still, never mind. Another mystery solved.
Thanks tons.
SmileSmileSmile

Oh, and now I have yet another SD card in the drawer. Well, you never know, I might get another camera in the future. (No, don't go there). Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
19 Jul 2013 11:03PM
Just hope you did not take the advise of others and ordered an expensive memory card you do not need.

Fast cards are only really needed for machine gunning or HD video.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
20 Jul 2013 7:21AM
Well yes, I did. 18. But it's handy to have a spare.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
20 Jul 2013 3:21PM
Have just been up town with the G5 out for its first try-out. I've put my thoughts on my blog if anyone's interested.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
20 Jul 2013 8:32PM

Quote:Well yes, I did. 18. But it's handy to have a spare.


Lol I missed that bit, at least it was not too expensive.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
21 Jul 2013 2:56PM
Re the sticky lens barrel on the 14-42, if I rub a very, very tiny smudge of vaseline on it do you think it'd free up a bit?
BEVZED e2
7 1.1k United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 8:08PM
have you got a silicone shoe pad (colourless shiner) ? Wipe it on your fingers, rub your fingers around the barrel, work the barrel then wipe off with a soft cloth. Doesn't leave a sticky residue like most things, I've done a couple over the years and had no problems with it
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
21 Jul 2013 8:10PM
I would avoid using any form of lube.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
21 Jul 2013 9:09PM
I've sent an email to Panasonic support asking if I can get a replacement. You never know.
Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
21 Jul 2013 9:31PM
I believe all these lenses are pretty much the same Chris when new.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
21 Jul 2013 10:07PM
If I'd thought that when I bought the kit I'd have got a body only. Oh well, live and learn.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
21 Jul 2013 10:32PM
I don`t think the body on its on is really that much cheaper.

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