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Seeing Settings in Viewfinder of D5100

MaryMR

Toluca Lake, US
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MaryMR Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Mar 2013
Tue 14-May-13 06:20 PM

I have trouble being seeing the settings that appear along the bottom when I'm using the viewfinder, especially in when outdoors in bright light. Live view is no better because it gets nearly completely "washed out" when I'm outside. Is there a way to increase the light level of the settings that appear along the bottom when one is using the viewfinder? Or is there anything I can do that may help increase the contrast?

Thanks.

Mary

Puddlepyrate2013

Portsmouth, US
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#1. "RE: Seeing Settings in Viewfinder of D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

Puddlepyrate2013 Moderator Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2013
Wed 15-May-13 10:55 AM

Hi Mary, they do sell eye cups that slip over the view finder that helps cut down on stray light from entering, you can check any of the online photo stores.
Hope this helps.

Bob

MaryMR

Toluca Lake, US
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#2. "RE: Seeing Settings in Viewfinder of D5100" | In response to Reply # 1

MaryMR Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Mar 2013
Wed 15-May-13 06:29 PM

I did look for an eye cup for my camera but there were very few that would be compatible and the one that was received reviews saying that it impacted the movement of something else (I forget what). So far I'm using the rectangular piece of rubber than came with it but it's not a real eye cup. Perhaps I'll contact Nikon directly.

Mary

pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#3. "RE: Seeing Settings in Viewfinder of D5100" | In response to Reply # 2

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Thu 16-May-13 01:05 AM

Could be the diopter adjustment That interferes

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