We are on vacation for several days in Wildwood NJ. Very wide and bright beaches. I find it near impossible to see the finder in bright light. I am left eyed, and must use my left hand to shield the finder with my eye up to it. To make matters worse, I was shooting at f11 and f13 for enhanced depth of field. This is what I discovered ( using both Zeiss FE 35mm and 55 mm lenses): When I look through the finder, the lens aperture appears to be at it's smallest opening, making viewing almost impossible. When I push the shutter release half way to focus, the lens stops down or opens up to SHOOTING aperatue. In this case it went to f13, and I could no see to compose. How can I use this camera like my DSLRs, i.e., compose and focus WIDE open, then have the lens stop down the instant of pressing the shutter release? I am completely frustrated......am I missing something?
Thanks in advance......Getting ready to use my DSLR for traveling!