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LiveTime-like feature on GX7?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by ex machina, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Is there a way to get something like Olympus' LiveTime functionality on a GX7? Would be soo helpful in light painting.
     
  2. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Insert sad trombone sound...
     
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  3. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    How's the light painting going? I tried it last week and it was fun.
     
  4. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Well, it's sort of hit or miss so far as I'm learning, which is why I think the LiveTime feature would be so helpful. For instance, in this shot I accidentally shone the flashlight directly at the camera. ;) Where LiveView would be handy is in determining the right level of painting.

    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50027494@N00/13058805584/in/set-72157642148824024/player/" width="500" height="326" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  5. laser8

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    What about exposure preview in M? If the exposure time is longer than few secs you are at least able to see the final result. If you use the phone app, you don't even have to run back to check the lcd
     
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  6. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks, I played with that a bit but it doesn't let you see how the image is building, which is what I'm after. Man, if only we had LiveTime AND it worked on the phone app -- how cool would that be?
     
  7. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Very cool! I am trying some long exposures with light painting/flash myself and would like that feature too. On the other hand, there are so many things I'd miss from the gx7 comparing with the ems that it makes this more than bearable:)

    Who nows, maybe firmware update will make us happy. But we are really extremely nitpicking here, you know that?
     
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  8. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Actually, rather than nitpicking, I'm more like being lazy. My nitpicking thread was about why you can't use the self-timer to fire off a set of bracketed shots, which would be super helpful for lower-light/HDR. ;)
     
  9. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Those trucks are so sexy. Where did you find them?
     
  10. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    There's a truck farm west of Richmond, Va., near the blink-and-you'll-miss-it small town of Columbia. The owner is photog-friendly as long as you ask permission.
     
  11. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    You can't? AAAARGHHHH!

    :biggrin:
     
  12. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
  13. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yeah, life is tough, isn't it. ;)