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Can you bring up the shutter speed/aperture sliding scale on the display in GH1 or GX7?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by New Daddy, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jan 24, 2011
    I noticed that GF1 displays a nice shutter speed/aperture sliding scale when you change exposure in P/A/S/M. It's a nice way of showing how its automatic exposure works. Even in the M mode, it gives you an idea of what range of shutter speed and aperture will work, with different coloring of feasible ranges. (It is a good graphic illustration of how its program shift and exposure compensation algorithm works. It was very interesting playing around with it and seeing when it increases/decreases the shutter speed and/or aperture, and when it stops fiddling with the shutter speed/aperture and starts adjusting the ISO instead.)

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    Is this feature unavailable in GH1? I can't seem to find something like that in the settings menu.
    How about GX7? Does it have this useful feature?
     
  2. nsd20463

    nsd20463 Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Apr 30, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
    My GF1 did not have this enabled by default. Maybe you need to set Custom Menu / Expo. Meter to ON on your cameras.
     
  3. MadProphet

    MadProphet Mu-43 Regular

    GX7 does.
     
  4. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF Mu-43 Veteran

    The LX7 has it as well.
     
  5. STR

    STR Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    May 16, 2013
    Sliding scale is, I believe, a universal feature of current Panasonic M43 Cameras. I don't know about the GH1. GH3 definitely does, as does GH2, G5 and G6, in addition to the already cited GX7.