Pen 2 BUG, effects youse too...

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Streetshooter, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Ok, so now we're all happy with the new firmware....
    Here's a bug that must be fixed.
    I use the Fn button for the LCD Screen. A few reasons....
    It maintains a lower temperature and thus eliminates the over heating thing.
    It conserves power. I hit the button, turns the screen off and when I'm ready, hit it and I'm good to go.
    I have my camera set to NO SLEEP....

    Here's the bug... If you put on the EVF...it disconnects the Fn button's operation of the screen. That means that you have to have either the screen or the lcd on at all times.
    TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! The Fn button worked before but now, it doesn't turn off the screen....

    Watch how many complaints grow about the EVF over heating this summer.....

    So, what do we do from here.....?
    shooter
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Don, forgive me I'm confused.
    Do you want to be able to have both the LCD and the EVF both off at the same time?
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Yes, if I'm just walking around between images, I want to be able to turn off the screen and the EVF....why have it on if it's not being used...it's just heating up and drawing power....
    Without the EVF on the camera and with the Pen 1, it's not an issue...the Fn button turns off the screen...
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    You know I have to say that I've never tried to do that. Back in my E-P2 days, I just turned the camera off, otherwise I left the EVF on.

    Sorry I canna help you, Don, as Scotty used to say to the Captain.
     
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    She's gone ta blow BB, she's gone ta blow....

    It amazes me that many shooters don't use the Fn button for the screen.......
    It's a great way to control Power Management.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Captain' you must rememberrr that I always have had the EVF and myself I was pretty dedicated to her.
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    BB, I got that fer sure. For me, this is a deal breaker.
    I'm getting very edgy and uncomfortable rather quickly......

    Nothing to do with you but the camera should not misbehave like this.....
    naughty, naughty...
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Get on the horn tomorrow or Monday and report back.

    I have to admit that I never even considered there was a way to turn off both if I had the EVF attached, so I never have tried.
     
  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    As I pointed out in another post, the update seems to have fixed other things that weren't broken as well. This time, it most certainly weren't photographers suggesting what to do.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  10. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Don, I reported this weeks ago - as soon as I discovered it.

    I'll ask whether any progress is being made. E-PL1 has same design.

    I feel your pain bro :rolleyes:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Thanks Brian. I feel a bit of an idiot for not even realizing this could be and should be an option.
     
  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    BB, it is an option until the EVF goes on the camera...
    Thanks all for taking notice, Brian, I feel that we are in good hands......
    Quickly, quickly my friend......
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Yeah, I hear you...and since I always use the EVF, well I guess I never knew.
     
  14. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2010
    Oh this has always been the behavior for me, even before the firmware update, as I've always used the EVF. My Fn button that's set to turn off the LCD only works without the EVF. I always thought it was how it's meant to behave :D
     
  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Noodle...that's not a good way to think my friend.
    The main purpose of on/off of the screen is Power Management. It needs to work with the EVF and over ride the EVF button.
    So, if your EVF is on, you hit the Fn button and it goes off...the camera is awake and just hit the FN to turn on the EVF...or
    Your LCD screen is on....the same situation as above....

    If your walking and either is on....well ya better have many batteries and hope ya don't over heat.
    At night...the light from either is a beacon.....
    They have to fix this......fast...