EVF and external Flash in Manual Mode (go black?)

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Undah
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EVF and external Flash in Manual Mode (go black?)
Jun 15, 2012

My experience with EVF cams using the Sunpak 383 in Manual mode is that the EVF goes totally black at settings such as 1/250 F/anything when it's really dark outside because the camera doesn't take into account there is a flash attached.

Do the newer cams' (a77, a65, a57) EVF behave this way with a manual flash?

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Re: EVF and external Flash in Manual Mode (go black?)
In reply to Undah, Jun 15, 2012

There's a menu setting for the EVF in the new SLT's called "Setting Effect" - the default setting is "On." Turn it off when using manual flash indoors or in a studio. The purpose of the setting is to allow the EVF to display what the exposure is (more or less) going to look like. It thinks you're underexposing so the display reflects that. I don't know if the A33/A55 have this option or not.

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Undah wrote:

My experience with EVF cams using the Sunpak 383 in Manual mode is that the EVF goes totally black at settings such as 1/250 F/anything when it's really dark outside because the camera doesn't take into account there is a flash attached.

Do the newer cams' (a77, a65, a57) EVF behave this way with a manual flash?

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In reply to Undah, Jun 15, 2012

On the A77 there's a setting in the menu called "live view display".If you turn it off the image in the viewfinder will be bright regardless of your exposure settings,just like an OVF.I'm not sure about the A65 and A57 but I'm pretty sure they have the same option in the menu.Hope this helps.
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In reply to robert614, Jun 15, 2012

robert614 wrote:

On the A77 there's a setting in the menu called "live view display".If you turn it off the image in the viewfinder will be bright regardless of your exposure settings,just like an OVF.I'm not sure about the A65 and A57 but I'm pretty sure they have the same option in the menu.Hope this helps.
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