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EVF Help please

Discussion in 'X-H1' started by Trev, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Trev

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    Currently in my living room with low ambient lighting. Christmas Tree and a single table lamp. I can see perfectly well. I want to take a picture of Daughter and newest Granddaughter. I’m using off camera flash. I’ve metered for an exposure, ISO 200. F5.6. 1/125th. With my Fuji set to these settings the EVF is too dark to see my subject. Tried switching to Natural LiveView. Upped the brightness to max. A little better but not good enough

    Can anyone give me any pointers ?
     
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    Are you meeting the whole scene of off one of the light sources? Those setting simply look wrong to me for an indoor shot in winter in Europe.
     
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    I think you should put the 'preview EXP./WB in manual mode' setting to 'OFF'.
    On my X-T2 you can find this setting in the menu under screen setting. With this on it will show you what it will look like without taking the flash into account. With this setting off it will just show you the image, without taking into account the settings of the camera.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks Richard. I metered the flash output. Happy to just light the subject.

    Thanks, not seen that. I’ll give it a go later (currently at work)
     
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    He's using flash.
     
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    This is the one. This will solve your issue.

    I have this particular setting mapped to a function button, so it's easily switchable.

    It's the reason the setting exists, so that studio flash can be used and you can still see the subject.

    The setting when ON previews the exposure, which in your case is dark as you intend to light by flash. If switched OFF the camera artificially gains up the viewed image to enable you to see it.
    Personally if not taking such a flash image I would usually leave it switched ON, that's why I map the setting to a function button so I can easily switch between ON and OFF (I use the small top plate button on my T2).
     
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    Great. Thanks for confirmation.
     
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