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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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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.
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.
Paul, you're priceless. I had the review set to, guess what, ------------------------- 3 seconds! Changed it to 1 second then nil. Worked a treat.
I wish the image wouldn't freeze in the electronic viewfinder though.
Still, never mind. Another mystery solved.
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).
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.
Well yes, I did. £18. But it's handy to have a spare.
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.
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.
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?
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
I would avoid using any form of lube.
I've sent an email to Panasonic support asking if I can get a replacement. You never know.
I believe all these lenses are pretty much the same Chris when new.
If I'd thought that when I bought the kit I'd have got a body only. Oh well, live and learn.
I don`t think the body on its on is really that much cheaper.
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