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I own an Olympus E420 dslr ,noted now that the LCD goes between colour and mono during live view , don't know if I've messed up the settings or a fault has arisen?

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SLR cameras are meant to be used with the viewfinder, not live view. Live View on SLR's is a luxury that point and shoot users have come to expect, sadly. I suggest you start using the viewfinder and disregard the live view altogether, since it doesn't always give you an accurate representation of what the photo will turn out like, and it consumes battery power at a ridiculous rate.

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SOURCE: Olympus E-520 DSLR user's manual in .pdf format

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http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=1386

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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Im having this same problem. I have yet gotten it solved.. have you fixed it yet?

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