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Old Wednesday 4th July 2018, 21:11   #126
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I think personal shooting style make a lot of difference. I usually keep the LCD turned towards the back of the camera so that it does not use battery unless I actively want to review images - then I open the LCD. The EVF has the eye-sensor active, so it is not active unless I lift the camera (or hold something in front of it). And finally, I only use cAF when doing BIF which is a small part of my photography.

I have rarely taken more than 400 images in a day, and usually only do a few videos - it is my impression that a video easily can cost the same as 20 shots in battery power.

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Slightly off-topic but so far, I've not succeeded in installing the latest firmware update for a G9 body fitted to the PL 100-400 lens using the makers installation instruction https://www.panasonic.com/global/con..._firmware.html

Despite changing cards, " no valid picture to play" came up time after time which implied the latest version, v1.1 was already installed whereas Version Display showed v1.0. Any help will be gratefully received and acknowledged.
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Slightly off-topic but so far, I've not succeeded in installing the latest firmware update for a G9 body fitted to the PL 100-400 lens using the makers installation instruction https://www.panasonic.com/global/con..._firmware.html

Despite changing cards, " no valid picture to play" came up time after time which implied the latest version, v1.1 was already installed whereas Version Display showed v1.0. Any help will be gratefully received and acknowledged.
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Have you a fully charged battery and latest version for the lens.
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Have you a fully charged battery and latest version for the lens.
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Many thanks for your response.

Battery charge never showed less than 2 bars and lens is v1.2 which is the latest I'm aware of.
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Many thanks for your response.

Battery charge never showed less than 2 bars and lens is v1.2 which is the latest I'm aware of.
Just noticed battery charge MUST show 3 bars, will fully re-charge and try again!
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Just noticed battery charge MUST show 3 bars, will fully re-charge and try again!
Carried out the above but still no joy. Re-read the instructions:-

1.Find the firmware file you need on Lumix Customer Suport Website
2.Download it and copy to the SD Memory Card
3.Insert the SD Memory Card in the camera and update the firmware
There are some precautions to complete updating successfully.
SEE THE COMPLETE PROCEDURE


and realised I'd taken instruction 2. rather too literally in copying it straight to the card as a zip file without opening it.

The moral of this story is "if at first you don't succeed read the ***** instructions!" Again my thanks to Stan, not your fault I cocked up.
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