View Full Version : E520 Live View Brightness

Michael Maggid
09-19-2008, 07:10 PM
I am using the E520 for studio work with external strobe and exposure set to Manual. Since the ambient light is pretty dark (with the aperture set for the strobe exposure), with Live View LCD is dark too. Is there a way to set Live View to correctly give me good ambient visibility while stopped down in Manual?

09-19-2008, 09:48 PM
There is a live view boost mode, which is in some menu I can't remember, either one of the hammers or one of the cameras (I know, that doesn't narrow it down much). Look at your manual.

Live view boost is helpful in darker lighting, but you would only be using it if you were desperate. It doesn't show much in the way of color, and is grainy.

Michael Maggid
09-19-2008, 10:22 PM
Eureka! The function (Fn) button is programmable in Custom Menu 1>Button Dial>Function>Preview/Live Preview. Pushing (and holding) the Fn button then shows a dandy Live View preview.