Mirroless Camera Focusing and Backlit Subjects

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Mirroless Camera Focusing and Backlit Subjects
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I use a Nikon Z6, but I assume most Mirrorless Cameras work this way:

Regarding mirroless cameras and focusing heavily backlit subjects with a fixed manual flash.

The Issue: Most (all?) mirrorless cameras adjust what is seen in the viewfinder so it makes it easy to "see" the subject. However, say you have  a heavily backlit subject and you are using a manual flash.

- The camera will tend to make the face look under-lit in the viewfinder because of the heavy backlighting.

- Because the face appears under-lit, the AF may struggle....it is trying to work with dark noisy data (the subjects face)

I think even if you try to "fool" the camera by using spot metering, if you are using manual exposure (fixed opening/shutter speed) because you know the flash will expose properly, the camera has a tough time focusing. Is there a solution for this?

Nikon Z6
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