Mu-43 Hall of Famer
- Jan 29, 2010
- South Gippsland, Australia
- Real Name
- Ray, not Oz
That's why I disabled the eye sensor completely, I never use it. I think Olympus made it work that way to speed things up for users who do use the eye sensor.Yes you are right, disabling the sensor means that the LCD is totally off when the viewfinder is on.
What is frustrating is that when the eye sensor is on, but the info button has been pressed so that the LCD is completely black, the LCD is still left on, wasting power. Go into a dark room to confirm this. It seems as if this could be fixed in firmware? In fact there could be an option to always switch off the LCD if the viewfinder has been activated. This would save a lot of power, and I can't see why it would cause any inconvenience.
I've quickly transitioned from using the LCD for setting changes, other than when I want to access the menu, now that I've forced myself to use it that way.But you DO loose the ability to use the touch feature of the SCP. It's just so fast and easy to touch and rotate a wheel to make changes. This is the one thing I can't shake from my Nikon/Canon shooting. They don't have touch screens but I'm used to using that LCD to make certain changes.