LCD screen visibility problem in underexposed shots

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Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 8,527
Re: LCD screen visibility problem in underexposed shots
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James Bligh wrote:

How do you cope with LCD screen visibility problem in underexposed shots?

I regularly underexpose shots say 2 or 3 EV in aperture priority AE mode to prevent highlight clipping. The problem is whenever I do that LCD screen becomes dark, nothing is visible in the screen and I think if I had an OVF in my camera. This is not a sentimental I miss OVF propaganda; this is a practical issue I encounter every day.

Well I welcome an EVF proponent defends his case. Just don't say this is not an issue.

My Olympus cameras have a menu setting called "Live View Boost" that produces a standard brightness of the live view image and ignores the Exposure Compensation that you set. I use this all the time as it avoids the problem that you talk about.

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