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Live View shuts off after 15 seconds
The EVF operates so long as the eye is there. But the rear LCD will revert out of Live View after 15 seconds, reverting to a screen showing camera settings. This can be a major nuisance for some types of shooting. Presumably this is done to save battery life and to keep the camera from heating up too much, but there is no option to extend this time with X1D firmware 1.15.0-6541.
Battery life is very short. For the way I shoot, 50 to 75 shots is about all I can expect, since I take time to compose and focus carefully.
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