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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Buttons under handle for EX1

I'm in a dark auditorium. I grab my EX1 out of the bag. In doing so I accidentally hit the color bar button with my knuckle. It's dark, so I can't see the buttons. The show is about to start. I know the buttons are somewhere under the handle, so I blindly hit one at a time. The status display comes on, but the bars are still on. I blindly hit more buttons, and the bars turn off but the status display is still on. I hit more buttons, the bars come back on as the show begins....

Has anyone experienced a situation like this?? LOL
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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Has anyone experienced a situation like this?? LOL
Not since I modified my camera a few months ago by sticking one of these over each of the buttons. Now I can find the buttons without looking -- day or night.

Master Manufacturing Company - Office, Safety & Ergonomic Products - Surface Protectors (Crystal Clear, No-Slip, Self-Adhesive

1/2" size worked for me. I think I got them at Staples.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Genius solution!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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I hate those $#@&*$ buttons. They are SOOOOO badly placed.
And yes, I have had the same happen to me. Activated a button without realizing it and then was left scratching my head as to why my display was different.
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