Hello all. New to the forum. I am considering purchasing a Panasonic GF1 primarily for time lapse shooting. As time lapse can potentially be quite draining on the batteries, I plan to shoot with the LCD screen turned "off". Initially, I will compose, set the focus, exposure and white balance etc with the LCD screen turned "on", and then switch it to "off" and begin shooting. However, asking all those GF1 owners out there, I would like to know if manual focus, manual exposure and white balance settings are retained with the LCD off? Incidentally, this is something that is not possible with the Canon Powershot cameras. They revert to auto focus as soon as the LCD screen is turned "off".