Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: EVF lag and blackout - tip

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,068
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    83

    EVF lag and blackout - tip

    The sluggish EVF refresh was always bugging me. I turned off the auto review (duh) and now it is great. Hope they make a fw change where you can set EVF and rear LCD options differently, I doubt many people want to auto chimp on the EVF.

    In any case, much better with it turned off.

  2. #2
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Turn off LCD as well and it flies
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  3. #3
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    jonoslack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    East Anglia & Cornwall (UK)
    Posts
    11,778
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Hi there Guy. It seems that if you turn the LCD off then everything goes through the viewfinder (menu, review etc.) . Which is irritating! Or am I missing a trick?
    I'd like to get it to do menu and review on the LCD, but Live View just through the viewfinder.

    Just this guy you know

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,068
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    83

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi there Guy. It seems that if you turn the LCD off then everything goes through the viewfinder (menu, review etc.) . Which is irritating! Or am I missing a trick?
    I'd like to get it to do menu and review on the LCD, but Live View just through the viewfinder.
    This is what I am seeing as well. In fact, to get the LCD back, you have to turn it on using the menu looking at the EVF. Not the brightest implementation.Would be nice if "review" was an independent option for each, I'm sure easily addressable via FW.

  5. #5
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    I set C2 to turn LCD off . I do thi when I need to shoot fast and turn off review as well
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  6. #6
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Manchester/Jerusalem
    Posts
    2,652
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    290

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    I knew about review but didn't know about switching the LCD off to speed up lag. Problem is it isn't sticky, when you switch the camera back on it's back on again. Really annoying.
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

    Website: http://www.timelessjewishart.com

  7. #7
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    jonoslack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    East Anglia & Cornwall (UK)
    Posts
    11,778
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I set C2 to turn LCD off . I do thi when I need to shoot fast and turn off review as well
    That's fantastic Guy - EXACTLY what I wanted as you can still use the LCD for review and menu - I also like the fact that it isn't sticky (although an option might be nice).

    Just this guy you know

  8. #8
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Knorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,993
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I set C2 to turn LCD off . I do thi when I need to shoot fast and turn off review as well
    Excellent tip, Guy. However I've set 'Deactivate Monitor' on the standard unassigned 'Down Button'.

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  9. #9
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Manchester/Jerusalem
    Posts
    2,652
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    290

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Excellent tip, Guy. However I've set 'Deactivate Monitor' on the standard unassigned 'Down Button'.

    Kind regards.
    I've got mine on the up button I like the idea of switching to C1 though.
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

    Website: http://www.timelessjewishart.com

  10. #10
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Knorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,993
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    I've got mine on the up button I like the idea of switching to C1 though.
    No problem Ben, but I like the idea to have the Monitor buttons grouped together.
    The "Up Button" to toggle the various Monitor modes and then the "Down button" to switch it off all together.

    All the best.
    Bart ...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  11. #11
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Manchester/Jerusalem
    Posts
    2,652
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    290

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Now you've reminded me why I put it there in the first place, you're correct, I have it on the down button.
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

    Website: http://www.timelessjewishart.com

  12. #12
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    I put it on the C2 button since its a terrible place for it anyway. I use the down button for another function like Peaking level. C3 is focus point adjustment, C1 is focus area and I use FN for other settings the first one being White balance than focus mode. This way I can get to stuff quickly. I have both cameras set the same
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  13. #13
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Manchester/Jerusalem
    Posts
    2,652
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    290

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    I'm only using manual lenses which leaves the C buttons free for other stuff. I've got iso on C1 and peaking level on C3. I can never remember what I have on C2 as it's so annoying to get to anyway
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

    Website: http://www.timelessjewishart.com
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  14. #14
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: EVF lag and blackout - tip

    Okay quick tip. I just hooked up my main strobes and you need to in menu turn off live display effects or else the EVF goes black once you hit focus.

    Menu , gear , 2
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •