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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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How many days before we can start taking photographs?
Isn't life all about making mistakes & learning from them? Well, take your photos with mistakes & learn there was another way of achieving it afterwards. But then it is entertaining reading everybodies elses posts & learning just how wonderful the camera is that we own, but do we have to take photos with it as well.

I better go & do some work & then I might be able afford something else (lens or whatever) that I can look at & read about (& maybe use too).
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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... the ^ up & v down keys changes the number of AF squares (around the selected one) from one to 9 & then all,
Before I turned the SCP on (its off by default) I was often changing the number of "AF squares" by accident. Then I turned the SCP "on" and suddenly found that when I wanted to do this I couldn't find the correct sequence of magic button presses. I did eventually find the "info" button to do this. I'm probably not alone in not liking modality of the info button in the UI (i.e. sometimes it changes something and sometimes it just displays help). Its not really a natural way to extend the functionality of a setting.
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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Before I turned the SCP on (its off by default) I was often changing the number of "AF squares" by accident. Then I turned the SCP "on" and suddenly found that when I wanted to do this I couldn't find the correct sequence of magic button presses. I did eventually find the "info" button to do this. I'm probably not alone in not liking modality of the info button in the UI (i.e. sometimes it changes something and sometimes it just displays help). Its not really a natural way to extend the functionality of a setting.
I don't mind that its function has been extended but it is certainly more than just information & probably should be referred to as an 'info-mode' button. It's just that everything isn't obvious at first (to some like myself, that take a little longer to absorb everything).
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

I don't know how they'd do it, but it would be good if there could be some indication on the camera what each button has been set to. I cannot remember most of what I've set mine to!
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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I don't know how they'd do it, but it would be good if there could be some indication on the camera what each button has been set to. I cannot remember most of what I've set mine to!
Yes, I know what you mean, but somehow, little stickers probably wouldn't do it.
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

Write it down take a shot , lock it and you can look it up when you need it?
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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Write it down take a shot , lock it and you can look it up when you need it?
That assumes a level of self discipline and organisation that few of us, including me, possess.
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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Write it down take a shot , lock it and you can look it up when you need it?
Actually, I have done that on my E30 & stored those images on the XD card that just stays there as a backup for certain images, while the main CF card is erased, formatted or swapped. It's not quite the same on the E-M5, but if it is necessary to have some sort of reminder prompt, you could always put a sticker behing the tilting display.
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

A box Brownie is an amazing camera.....(PS my sense of humour after reading the replies)
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Re: Stupid question number 3! Super Control Panel not reacting to touch?

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A box Brownie is an amazing camera.....(PS my sense of humour after reading the replies)
Having some some fun dragging up a bit of dark past, eh?

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