Shooting tethered to an LCD screen using hdmi?

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Shooting tethered to an LCD screen using hdmi?
Mar 19, 2013

Hi All,

i was wondering if someone would be kind enough to give me some advice please.

i will start by explaining the nature of my problem.  When I shoot using studio flash, I have to turn on live view on my 5d to obtain initial focus. I do this because I wear multifocal glasses and it is hard to get accurate focus using just the viewfinder.  When I switch to live view, I have to get out of my flash exposure settings because the screen will be black if I don't.  So I wind down my shutter speed until I get an image on the rear screen that is light enough to see.  I then adjust focus, go back to my flash settings and take the shot.....phew!

As you can see, very tedious, especially if I am shooting 20 corporate head shots like I did today.  My question is this:

Would it be possible to hook up to an LCM screen via hdmi, and have a viewable image ? It would be soo much easier for me to get accurate focus and quick as well.  I know I could shoot tethered to a laptop but I don't need any of the remote shooting controls other than a larger image.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I would really appreciate your help as this is a big problem.

kind regards to all,


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