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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Expanded Focus timing out

Hi,

On my EX3 the expanded focus only stays on for about 3 or 4 seconds then switches back to normal view on its own

Is this normal?
Looking in the handbook it gives me the impression it stays on until you switch it off.

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Old September 5th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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My EX1 expanded focus stays on for 4-5 seconds then returns to normal. The manual does make it look like it would stay on indefinitely.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Michael, I guess its normal.

I assigned a button to Expanded focus and it does the same thing, goes of in 3 or 4 seconds.

Pity you can't adjust the time it stays in expanded focus.

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Old September 6th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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I believe the timing only applies if you do nothing whilst in expanded focus mode. It will hold while you continue to adjust focus, then time out after you stop.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #5
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Exactly - the countdown doesn't start until you stop turning the focus ring. I quickly got used to it myself and think it actually works quite well.
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