Hi, I'm new - I usually fish but also have been doing some bird videos during this Winter. I bought the Panasonic FZ300 several months ago, and am just now diving into the menus, specifically with Graham Houghton's You tube videos. He steered me through some settings in the movie mode on the dial getting to the cine options. Now that I'm partially set up, I can see the settings on the LCD screen or the viewfinder but that's it, cannot see through the lens and trying to figure out why. I see this camera is popular, it's been great for me otherwise but I don't get why I can't get off the settings screen in movie mode back to seeing through the lens. Any ideas for those familiar with the camera? Much appreciated, and I've become an avid birdwatcher.