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Old December 20th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Great camera, but white balance button...

I've shot two days this week with my EX-1 and I'm delighted with the images the camera makes and the workflow and may even buy another one. There is one thing - shooting outside, wearing gloves, I twice accidently bumped the white balance button while riding the iris. In many years of shooting with many different cameras I have never done that before. All it takes is the slightest pressure to trigger the button. I hope Sony will include a function to simply disable that button (I think you can already assign WB to one of the user-programmable buttons) in the next firmware update.

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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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Yep, it's going to take a while to get in the habit of "index finger only" iris control. Otherwise, that WB button is right behind the thumb, and too easy to hit.

On the other hand, the one-push WB function is a welcome upgrade from the WB dance required by the Z1!
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:10 AM   #3
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I actually find it hard to find the white balance button when I try to - I end up pushing the shutter switch instead to no avail.
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