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Old 10th December 2010
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Level indicator

Now that I have a camera with a level indicator (which is not easy to find on the menu...) I'd like to know from you E-30 owners how often you actually use it for real, and in what circumstances?

It seems on first acquaintance with the feature that for most shooting hand-held it is more of an incovenience to have the level gauge on than off. And that was the camera default. Hence my question.
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Re: Level indicator

I tend to agree with you,not to keen the way you cannot see the exposure/f number in the viewfinder when the level reading is on.

What I've done is assign it to the DOF button as a function as I dont really use the DOF indicator very often if at all.
Still find I dont use the level meter much but it's there if i neeed it.
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I tend to agree with you,not to keen the way you cannot see the exposure/f number in the viewfinder when the level reading is on.
Not sure what you mean by that Andy .

The level indicator does not appear until after you lock exposure/focus (half depress the shutter button) which by definition means you have finished setting the exposure (after all you have locked them) and those figures are no longer needed.
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Not sure what you mean by that Andy .

The level indicator does not appear until after you lock exposure/focus (half depress the shutter button) which by definition means you have finished setting the exposure (after all you have locked them) and those figures are no longer needed.
I suppose on second thoughts your right,I've just restested it and the shooting info is there for about 2 seconds before the level indicator comes up.Just have to be a bit more observant.

Still happy having it a fuction though.

I do feel it could have been implemented a bit better as its only making use of the exposure compensation indicator I don't see why the shooting info has to go out.
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Re: Level indicator

I guess I use it about 1% of the time and in many of those situations it's just a guide

The problem is that with many shots the "obvious" horizontal .. isn't

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Re: Level indicator

I find it most useful in Live View mode. I do find that it has to be calibrated though.

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Re: Level indicator

Thanks for the replies, all. One of several things for me to play with & get used to.
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