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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

I'm not a machine-gunner, so battery changes never impinge on my stills photography. Smile

The only time I worry about battery is when recording lengthy videos: then the tension mounts as the battery level goes down, especially if continuity is important (e.g. music or a long speech). Wink

I'm sure removing the handgrip is no harder than removing a tripod plate.

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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3596 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2012 - 2:38 PM

The EVF has three different view modes, as well as two refresh rates, by default it's on the slower refresh rate.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 2:52 PM

Thanks Josh. Haven't got around to configuring the EVF as yet. I expect it's in the (PDF only) manual. I think I'd better print some of it out!

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 2:53 PM

Ah, ok.
Thanks Josh.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 4:10 PM

Hooray....... Adobe have updated ACR to support the OM-D. See here.

Quite a few other new cameras added too.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 4:41 PM


Quote: The EVF has three different view modes, as well as two refresh rates, by default it's on the slower refresh rate.

Definitely recommend fiddling with the mode (I have chosen traditional SLR style - rather than "all over the place") and setting the higher refresh rate. And cleaning off the thin film of muck I didn't realise was on the viewfinder glass! Grin

All makes makes a huge difference.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 4:41 PM

What do you make of the tilting screen CB, I preferred this setup like on the E330 to the fully articulated screen on the E3.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 4:54 PM


Quote: What do you make of the tilting screen CB, I preferred this setup like on the E330 to the fully articulated screen on the E3.

I think it has potential as a waist-level finder for street-shooting etc. Used it today to take a shot where the camera was pointing directly downwards.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 4:57 PM


Quote: What do you make of the tilting screen

I'd like it to be fully rotating as I tend to shoot a lot of low level stuff in portrait mode and having it move in one direction doesn't help, but it's better than having a fixed screen.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:00 PM


Quote: having it move in one direction doesn't help

Erm, I think it moves in two?

om-d-lcd.jpg

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:04 PM

And what of the eye sensor by the viewfinder, I found it annoying on the G2 so switched it off in the menus, found it would often switch of the rear screen switching to viewfinder at the most awkward of times while using the rear screen Smile

CB does the screen also move the other way for over head shots as well.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 2 May 2012 - 5:05 PM
Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:06 PM


Quote: Erm, I think it moves in two?

??? That's one direction. (the two directions being horizontal and vertical - not up and down)


Quote: does the screen also move the other way for over head shots as well.

Yes that's the top pic in CBs illo above

Last Modified By Pete at 2 May 2012 - 5:09 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:09 PM

That`s good enough for me then Smile

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:10 PM


Quote: That`s good enough for me then

It's just an issue if you shoot in portrait mode

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:11 PM


Quote: It's just an issue if you shoot in portrait mode

Yes I agree Smile

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