Two Basic Questions

Started Jun 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Two Basic Questions
In reply to rio911, Jun 12, 2013

rio911 wrote:

fbwap wrote:

So I guess if I want to make it easier to see the effect, I need to switch off any auto-exposure settings and leave things completely manual. I will try that.......the next sunny day that comes around.

I wonder if there are any ways to see the effect other than going completely manual with the exposure.


Yes, you can just switch off the EVF effect in A77 (I don't know about the other Alphas):

MENU button -> Gear 2 ->  [Live View Display] -> [Setting Effect OFF]

Or you can simply monitor your exposure, for example if your camera is in A(perture) Mode, this means that although you will not be able to see any effect on the EVF, your shutter speed should change with the rotation of the CPL element.  With practice, it should be easy to recognize a 2 stop shutter difference (that is the difference a good quality CPL will produce).

Hope this helps,


Excellent idea! I would not have thought of that.

Thank you

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