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GH5 LCD off when attaching viewfinder magnifier


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So I got the GH5 today and have started fiddling around with it. One thing I noticed is that when attaching the Kinotehnik viewfinder which I bought for it (via the magnetic frame), the LCD screen turns off. I have changed settings to low sensitivity for eye sensor, and assigned FN5 with "MON", but there is no change when I press it. I have also tried switching off touch function with no effect. Oddly enough, when the viewfinder is slightly mismatched but already attached to the frame, the LCD still works, but when I slide it all the way to the left to sit flush, the screen turns off and switches to EVF and I can't change it back. I'm sure this is a glitch or I'm missing out on something, I hope I won't need to send in the camera. 

Pointers (and testers) appreciated!

 

/update: this behaviour does not appear when the viewfinder is flipped to the side and the magnifier is attached. I can switch through the modes using FN5 fine and the screen doesn't go black when attaching the magnifier. This isn't really a workable solution though since the weight of the attached magnifier makes it impossible to maintain the position and it might be too much of a strain for the viewfinder mechanism. So something is definitely odd here.

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No takers? :o

In the absence of someone pointing me to the obvious or a quick fix from Panasonic, I'd probably have to take off the magnetic frame and re-attach it a millimeter or two to the right where the magnifier seems to cause no issues. But I'd rather avoid that...

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Happy to report that moving the frame one millimeter to the right (so that there is a tiny gap on the left side of the magnetic frame) did indeed the trick. Still not sure what's causing this glitch but I guess for anyone using a viewfinder attachment it's good to be aware of this.

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