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Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« on: February 19, 2022, 13:27:25 »
When I do e.g. -EV compensation then the viewfinder is dim (step by step). Is it possible to disable this function?
I would like the viewfinder (and screen) not to change. Then it is easier to focus etc.

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Re: Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2022, 13:40:20 »
When I do e.g. -EV compensation then the viewfinder is dim (step by step). Is it possible to disable this function?
I would like the viewfinder (and screen) not to change. Then it is easier to focus etc.


In the Z6 II / Z7 II custom settings there is the option d9 "Apply Settings to Live View" which can be turned Off, after which the display should not be affected by exposure compensation.

I'm not sure which setting it is in other Z cameras.

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Re: Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2022, 13:53:53 »
Thank you!
On Z50 it was d7  .....it is switched off now.
It has frustrated me a long time.....

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Re: Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2022, 17:15:33 »
One off the advantages of the mirrorless is that you can see the result before pressing the trigger.
So actually see if the compensation is needed and what it will do to your picture.
This is in fact one of the main reason for me to buy the Z6.

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Re: Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2022, 17:45:19 »
Yes, but then I can activate it if I need it.
It was a special situation where I wanted to try something with -5EV and then the viewfinder was almost black.....

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Re: Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2022, 18:28:52 »
If you can see the metering read-out, the dots in + or - direction are clues to what the current settings will achieve.

The drawbacks with having an EVF adjusted to show a bright view, no matter what your exposure settings are,  would be a tendency to blind the eyes if it's very dark, and some situations can give bad and visible noise in the finder. The latter in fact often occur when one shoots in UV and uses efficient UV bandpass filters.

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Re: Nikon Z camera -+EV compensation
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2022, 19:13:34 »
Ok, I have the "live view setting" default "on" and then switch it "off" when needed.
Now I know how to do it......