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    Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    The GH1 is able to detect the presence of me looking through the viewfinder and subsequently switches off the LCD screen. Is there a way to deactivate that, so that the LCD screen stays on?

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    On my G1 (I think it is similar on a GH1):

    Go to custom menu, page1

    LVF/LCD AUTO ->

    set it to OFF

    (from ON)

    That should deactivate the proximity sensor.

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    Thanks Vivek, but the LVF is permanently deactivated
    then (but I least I know my options now)

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    Klaus, It isn't "permanently" deactivated. Close the LCD and the EVF kicks in.

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    That is pretty odd that Panasonic only lets you have the viewfinder on when the proximity sensor is on. Rather, if the auto setting is off, I would like the display setting to still allow me to select the viewfinder. The proximity sensor can be rather annoying at times, particularly on the tripod, and it would be nice to turn it of.

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    Thanks Vivek, I was just playing with my G2 to check this out and that was the one combination I did not try. It would still be nice to be able to toggle between the LCD and the viewfinder with the display key, as that is what it usually does.

    Cliff

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    I had hoped that too.

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by CPWarner View Post
    Thanks Vivek, I was just playing with my G2 to check this out and that was the one combination I did not try. It would still be nice to be able to toggle between the LCD and the viewfinder with the display key, as that is what it usually does.

    Cliff

    Cliff, Samsung NX10 has that option after the new firmware update. Sony NEX-5 has no such problems at all.

    I love what Panasonic did. A lot of thought has gone into designing the G1 to make it really useful (that is why it was a big shock with their G2 and the touch scream).

    Eagerly awaiting the G3 and hoping that would sport a better sensor than the G1.

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    Re: Is there a way to stop my GH1 to switch off my LCD screen?

    i may have skimmed the thread too fast but you can switch between lcd and evf on the GH1 with the LVF/LCD button. closing LCD switches to LVF. LCD open you can toggle between LVF and LCD. or am I missing something from the discussion?

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