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E-30, is this normal?

Just been playing with my recently purchased E-30 and comparing it with the E-3 and I have noticed something unusual.

On the E-30 in all modes (MASP) when pressing the shutter release half way to lock exposure and focus the top display and viewfinder show all the exposure settings (Aperture, shutter duration, ISO etc.). After about a second they all disappear and all that is shown is the exposure level meter, which varies depending on the scene brightness. Keeping the shutter button in the half pressed position and then turning either of the dial wheels the full exposure settings return, can be adjusted and then stay until the shot is taken.

Is this normal? and can it be turned off in the menus? I cannot find any mention of this in the instruction manual or looking through the menus.

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Re: E-30, is this normal?

Is it the exposure meter or the 'level' gauge ?

Just a thought as mine shows this when the shutter is half pressed down.
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Re: E-30, is this normal?

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Is it the exposure meter or the 'level' gauge ?

Just a thought as mine shows this when the shutter is half pressed down.
Doh! You're right, it's the level meter. Just wasn't expecting it as it isn't on the E-3. It looked just like the exposure meter.

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Re: E-30, is this normal?

Well, I'm glad that's sorted

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It just threw me for a while

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Re: E-30, is this normal?

Hi Steve,
The level gauge was one of the reasons why I bought my E30. It's a very handy feature for landscapes. After reading some of the issues some have had with their camera, I feel a little nervous because I got mine 2nd hand (about 9 months old now), but it all seems fine after initial queries from previously using an E520.
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Ever felt a prat?

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No what do they feel like?

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