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    Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    If you struggle with the LCD/EVF switch (when set to auto) from the eye sensor being too sensitive, it can be easily taken care of. Just block ~ 1/3rd of the eye sensor with a tape (electrician variety)on the left hand side. It is very effective.
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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    thanks it seems to work

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Is there any way to get the monitor to stay on when you put a T-shirt around the camera so you can see the screen better in bright sunlight? Like when looking at the ground glass on a view camera? The A7RII monitor goes off when I try it.

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    You can change the viewer settings from LCD/Finder "Auto" to LCD only.

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Sometimes I use a Hoodman loupe. Works good too
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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Sometimes I use a Hoodman loupe. Works good too


    I do want to do this procedure at some point. For some odd reason and certainly can be my imagination. This camera R2 seems less sensitive.
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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Thanks.

    I don't see how covering the 1/3 of the eye sensor works, though. I tried using my thumb to cover the sensor partially in a rough test. If I move my hand in to shield the monitor, it still goes off and the viewfinder comes on.

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by NoBob View Post
    Thanks.

    I don't see how covering the 1/3 of the eye sensor works, though. I tried using my thumb to cover the sensor partially in a rough test. If I move my hand in to shield the monitor, it still goes off and the viewfinder comes on.
    It just seems to make it a little less sensitive and thus you can hold the camera closer to the body. Hey it seems to work for me

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by NoBob View Post
    Thanks.

    I don't see how covering the 1/3 of the eye sensor works, though. I tried using my thumb to cover the sensor partially in a rough test. If I move my hand in to shield the monitor, it still goes off and the viewfinder comes on.
    There are two sensors. The one on the left when blocked (~1/3rd) keeps the LCD on. If you move the tape (not your hand or finger!) to the right sensor, it will keep the EVF on.

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    There are two sensors. The one on the left when blocked (~1/3rd) keeps the LCD on. If you move the tape (not your hand or finger!) to the right sensor, it will keep the EVF on.
    Sorry for being dense - two sensors? By chance, do you have a photo of your setup? I'm assuming it's best to remove the eyecup when applying the tape.

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    Re: Desensitizing the EVF eye sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Sorry for being dense - two sensors? By chance, do you have a photo of your setup? I'm assuming it's best to remove the eyecup when applying the tape.
    Remove the eye cup and take a look at your camera. Use a magnifier if needed.

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