Originally Posted by CardinalFJ60
That LCD screen will eat up batteries in a jiffy. make sure you use it to set up the shot then turn it off for recording, or for playback enjoyment. it's such a wide angle I figure it'll grab "everything" in front of it.
I picked up a battery bac-pac and will probably get one more so I can alternately charge/use them. they ain't cheap though.
I've stopped using the LCD since it was such a battery muncher. Battery pac is almost always on it, depending on what I've got it mounted to. It gets a little heavy but it's almost a must have item, along with extra batteries.
Just remember that with the wide angle, you've got to be close to your subject otherwise it just becomes background and you've lost your reference point.