Z50 EVF and external flash.

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Armando Bandero Junior Member • Posts: 32
Z50 EVF and external flash.

OK, here's the deal... I want to use Manual mode to choose my own settings for portraits using a flash trigger and an external SB600 mounted in a lightbox.

If I choose 1/160 at f4 with an ISO of 100, the viewfinder is black.  It won't let me see what I'm composing and won't autofocus and take the picture.  Probably because it's seeing that the picture is under-exposed.  But all I want is to light the picture with the lightbox.

So, what good is manual settings?  Is there a way to have the viewfinder illuminate the scene regardless of the camera settings and take the picture?

All I want to do is use the external lighting to light the subject but this camera is no good to me if it won't let me see what I'm doing and focus and take the picture.

Any suggestions?

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