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I recently purchased a G2. When the shutter release is held halfway down the shutter speed flashes in the view finder. It's not on ael and I haven't seen this before in another G2 that I've used. It seem to work ok, it's just a little distracting to have this flashing shutter speed display in the viewfinder.
Is this normal and is there anyway to make it stop?
I think it's just a visual indicator that you've "frozen" the exposure at that setting, confirming that your "half press" was recognized by the camera. Mine does it too, might as well treat it as a "feature"! :)
Doug has it right...the same display results whenever the 'off/on" switch ( the main switch - that turns the camera on or off) is set to far left - it is a very covenient way to lock/save exposure information while you compose/recompose....this function is labeled "AEL" on the "on/off". i think there is still an on line manual for the G2 at the contax g page website. enjoy your G2 it is a wonderful way to photograph the world.
Thanks for the confirmation, Gecko! I do have a pdf copy of the manual as well as a printed copy; I guess I could have looked it up. But the signal made sense, seemed to work that way, so a good assumption.
I've only had my G2 this Spring, but I've gotten fond of it. Extremely nice package, but I still need more familiarity to operate it with skill. I haven't used the AEL position on the ON switch, thanks for the reminder! But I do like to use the focus lock button, one advantage of this model over the G1. Yet I STILL need to pay closer attention to what the camera is focusing on! (example below!)
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