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Offline AndyCivil

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New ML user - any unexpected defaults?
« on: September 08, 2012, 05:50:09 PM »
So, after a year plus of not using ML because I didn't need to, now I find I want the fps override badly enough to take the plunge. No, I don't have an installation problem, and I think I'll get used to navigating the menus; I have a different question.

I noticed that the AGC on movie sound defaults to OFF, meaning that the gain is fixed. That's not expected behaviour, even though it may be desirable. I will probably not use many of the features of ML - I don't want to become an expert in it... so are there any other unexpected things that I might 'fall over' while I'm using my camera under ML?

If you're a user, what surprised you?

Offline Adondo

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Re: New ML user - any unexpected defaults?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 05:36:16 PM »
Doing long time exposures, (1 to 3 minutes) then suddenly the setting disappears from the menus! I finally see in teeny-tiny gray print at the bottom, the setting was "hidden" and I didn't know why it did. I finally screwed around long enough and got it back. It was cold, and I was using a flashlight, and was getting more irritated by the second. (Long shots of Mt. Rainier in moonlight)

Doing time exposure movie frames. Went to silent mode, it counted frames and appeared to be doing what I wanted/needed. Battery goes dead after an hour, and NOT ONE SINGLE FRAME WAS CAPTURED!!  >:(

I need to lay in bed some night and spend time with the menu system to re-learn ML I guess.  :-\ Never had these annoyances in the older version.

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: New ML user - any unexpected defaults?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 07:43:25 AM »
Ouch with the time exposure movie frames. I didn't look at that yet, but if it stores it as a movie, perhaps the software isn't there to finish off the file before the battery dies? Not sure about that one.

My question was more about how ML affects the normal behaviour of my camera. I just found a new one - if you zoom in on a stored image, it goes straight to 10x. Not really sure if I like that or not, perhaps there's a way around it.

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Re: New ML user - any unexpected defaults?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 08:23:51 AM »
I have had no surprises with the latest version and this is mainly because I have had ML on my camera for some time now and therefore there has been a steady progression and refinement of features IMO.

I do not use any of the movie features and so cannot really comment on them.

My question was more about how ML affects the normal behaviour of my camera. I just found a new one - if you zoom in on a stored image, it goes straight to 10x. Not really sure if I like that or not, perhaps there's a way around it.

There sure is, Andy! Go into the Preferences section and you can set it to adopt the usual x5, x10 cycle.

I have also attached to this post a PDF version of the online Wiki manual. This was pointed out by someone previously  and I decided to download it. There are times when I prefer to wade through a PDF on-screen or a printed copy of it and it may prove useful to fellow members.  :)
I used to be a very negative person... but then I went digital.