Pro 2 exposure comp dial

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Truman Prevatt
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Pro 2 exposure comp dial

I just got a Pro2 and so far am quite happy.  There is one annoying thing, however. My thumb can accidentally move the exposure comp dial.  Is there some way to fix exposure comp to disable the dial so I don't accidentally change it?

Thanks

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Charles2
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Turn the EC dial to C, which transfers exposure compensation to the front dial (and expands its range). Then hold the EC dial fixed on C with a strip of gaffer tape.

lnbolch
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Since it is the most used control on the camera, making it less easy to turn would be a real bother. It is perfectly placed to dial in the ideal histogram for every shot, no matter how the lighting changes, giving consistent exposures and much less work in processing.

One of the strong points of the camera body design is that you can see the whole of exposure settings with a single glance at the top of the camera. The exception would be for studio use with strobes where it has no effect.

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Tony Bonanno
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Truman Prevatt wrote:

Is there some way to fix exposure comp to disable the dial so I don't accidentally change it?

Thanks

Charles2 describes the solution in his reply to you.  I elaborate in a little more detail in the following post...

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57467110

The Exp comp dial is my least used control and the frequency of accidental changes in exposure due to the dial getting turned has been a bummer with every X camera (and I've had them all) - at least for street work.  Being able to change the control to the front dial is a GREAT option and actually an option I really prefer.  Wish I could take the big dedicated dial off the camera and replace it with something more useful :-).

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dmaclau Veteran Member • Posts: 3,018
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I've pre ordered a thumb grip from lensmate.  I'm hoping that avoids this problem

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Truman Prevatt
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Re: Pro 2 exposure comp dial

Tony Bonanno wrote:

Truman Prevatt wrote:

Is there some way to fix exposure comp to disable the dial so I don't accidentally change it?

Thanks

Charles2 describes the solution in his reply to you. I elaborate in a little more detail in the following post...

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57467110

The Exp comp dial is my least used control and the frequency of accidental changes in exposure due to the dial getting turned has been a bummer with every X camera (and I've had them all) - at least for street work. Being able to change the control to the front dial is a GREAT option and actually an option I really prefer. Wish I could take the big dedicated dial off the camera and replace it with something more useful :-).

It is not a huge issue - although it can be aggravating.  It is probably more me than the camera and I am sure I will accommodate as I get more experience with it.  On the street is where I noticed it.  On the street one needs to often work quickly - concentrate on the scene rather than the camera.  I will just have to learn to keep my fat thumbs where the belong or as suggested move the function to the front dial.

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