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    screen brightness

    Hi folks,

    working a lot with live view in the last days, but during landscape sunlight scenery, there seems to be a screen brightness automatic, which darkens the screen to nearly unusable....
    Any chance to change that?
    I already set the brightness to 100 %
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    Joerg

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    Re: screen brightness

    Hm, nearly 200 views but nobody has the same issue?



    Quote Originally Posted by joegl View Post
    Hi folks,

    working a lot with live view in the last days, but during landscape sunlight scenery, there seems to be a screen brightness automatic, which darkens the screen to nearly unusable....
    Any chance to change that?
    I already set the brightness to 100 %
    XF IQ 100 TRI
    Phase one 45 mm Tilt Shift 3,5


    Thanks

    Joerg

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    Re: screen brightness

    Quote Originally Posted by joegl View Post
    Hm, nearly 200 views but nobody has the same issue?
    Maybe there are others like me.
    I have the issue (although don’t often take photos in bright sunlight) and don’t know the answer. So waiting/hoping for someone to come up with a way round it.

    The silence suggests that I might not be the only one in that position.

    Paul.

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    Re: screen brightness

    Quote Originally Posted by 4*Paul View Post
    Maybe there are others like me.
    I have the issue (although don’t often take photos in bright sunlight) and don’t know the answer. So waiting/hoping for someone to come up with a way round it.

    The silence suggests that I might not be the only one in that position.

    Paul.
    There's no automatic dimming. I think you're just noting that when the screen is flooded with a lot of light it is harder to see.

    We make an LCD shade for this exact purpose: https://www.dtcommercialphoto.com/pr...-phase-one-iq/

    Alternatives include various loupes and hoods like the Hoodman. Those provide more complete shading than our solution but also require putting on/off each time and blocking the touch screen. Ours provides less complete shading but does not need to be taken on/off for use and does not block the touch screen. Ours is also limited to XF with the WLF rather than prism finder, which hangs over the LCD.

    Additional free alternatives include using the iOS app with the phone held inside your shirt, a simple black cloth (literally the "dark cloth" from the 4x5 days) or tethering and using the laptop shade built into the rolling case of an IQ3.

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    Re: screen brightness

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpeterson View Post
    There's no automatic dimming. I think you're just noting that when the screen is flooded with a lot of light it is harder to see

    Thanks for the suggestions Doug.
    Actually, I’m wondering if the OP was referring to
    the momentary brightening of the screen which happens when opening up to full aperture from a small f stop. It dims back down to a normal level again very quickly but sort of promises the ability to control the brightness. I originally wondered whether I could fool it to stay that way - but I couldn’t.

    So on the rare occasions when I’m shooting in bright sunlight but I use the “black cloth” method - which makes me feel like a proper photographer

    Paul.

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    Re: screen brightness

    Quote Originally Posted by 4*Paul View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions Doug.
    Actually, I’m wondering if the OP was referring to
    the momentary brightening of the screen which happens when opening up to full aperture from a small f stop. It dims back down to a normal level again very quickly but sort of promises the ability to control the brightness. I originally wondered whether I could fool it to stay that way - but I couldn’t.

    So on the rare occasions when I’m shooting in bright sunlight but I use the “black cloth” method - which makes me feel like a proper photographer

    Paul.
    Dear Paul
    Thanks for your reply
    Yes that’s what I meant.

    Jörg

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