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    Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    I have just started testing my A7r in the field and I am finding a most annoying behavior that I hope there is a workaround for. When I zoom in on an image to check for sharpness and try to examine with a loupe, the LCD goes black. I know this is set at auto in my settings but my only option seems to be auto or leave one or the other on. Is there a workaround to be able to leave the LCD on? How else would I be able to check for critical focus?
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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    Magnifying the image on the LCD might be a way to check for criticality after the image is taken.
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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    Why on earth would you use a loupe on a tiny jpg rather than zooming in on screen?
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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    I have found the evf when magnified to be the best method for checking focus The LCD goes black because the camera is auto sensing and resorts to evf mode when your face gets close to the camera.

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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    Thanks for your replies! I guess I will use the magnified EVF and see how that works for me.
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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpaulmoore View Post
    Thanks for your replies! I guess I will use the magnified EVF and see how that works for me.
    J. Paul
    Thanks. That's what I do.
    And the diopter adjustment works great so I can shoot without glasses.
    I also like the two magnifications up to 14.4x.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    I have essentially the same problem when I want to use a loupe on the LCD to examine the magnified Live View. The screen goes black. That should be possible, but I have not figured out how to do it.
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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    You can program one of the custom buttons to turn on the back screen as the primary screen I believe...

    I haven't tried that, but that approach should work.

    Leave it in Auto mode until you want to do that, then hit the custom button and use the loupe.

    Try that and see if it works.


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    Re: Finder/ Monitor behavior on A7r annoying!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjm6 View Post
    You can program one of the custom buttons to turn on the back screen as the primary screen I believe...

    I haven't tried that, but that approach should work.

    Leave it in Auto mode until you want to do that, then hit the custom button and use the loupe.

    Try that and see if it works.


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    Thank you. I will try that.

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