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#1 Chris Lambert

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

Ok so Im aware I will likely sound like the worlds biggest dumb ass, but whereabouts should the brightness and for that matter contrast and sharpness dials be set to on the back of the EX3 LCD? There doesnt appear to be any information anywhere as to their correct position which I assume is half way between for the brightness.

I have had several shoots come back with brightness levels that were disapointing to say the least so this is a major concern.

I hope that not to many people are slapping their faces and groaning right now.
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#2 David Williams

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:19 PM

First, never rely the view finder brightness to set exposure. You have the built in spot meter, histogram and your own eyeballs. The viewfinder is generally for framing, information and focus. Using it to set exposure is not a good idea, as you have discovered, because it doesn't provide a fixed target. To many unfixed variables between it and your eyes.

That said, I personally set contrast and brightness at about 1 o'clock on the dials, not because it's right, simply to stay consistent.
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