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wool1

Warsaw, US
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wool1 Registered since 25th Dec 2008
Wed 23-May-12 04:01 AM

Does anyone know if there is a way to leave the rear screen on with shot info showing? Or is it required to use the top LED or inside view screen? (other than temporary info button) It is a really minor thing, I have become accustom to viewing my Sony that way.

Semper Fi

kartane

AU
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#1. "RE: Main screen question" | In response to Reply # 0

kartane Registered since 23rd Apr 2012
Wed 23-May-12 05:43 AM

Try [c4 Monitor off delay] setting to 10 minutes, in the
[Custom Settings Menu].  Don't forget to change [c2 Auto
meter-off display].

However the default is off, so I figured there must be a good
reason.  This is my work around:
Select ['light' and information display] in [f1 'light'
switch].  The power switch surrounding the shutter button has
an arrow pointing to a 'light' symbol to the right of the [ON]
position.  Now when I want to read the display I flick the
power switch to the right.  Flick it again and it toggles off.

Now the screen is off and doesn't affect my vision when I put
my eye to the viewfinder.

Colin

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wool1

Warsaw, US
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#2. "RE: Main screen question" | In response to Reply # 1

wool1 Registered since 25th Dec 2008
Wed 23-May-12 11:47 AM

Thanks, I just wasn't looking for the correct terminology in the manual. Information screen timer delay I think will give me what I am looking for. Took for granted the a900 had a sensor to tell when you had your eye to the view finder and shut off the info screen.

thanks again

Semper Fi

kartane

AU
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#3. "RE: Main screen question" | In response to Reply # 2

kartane Registered since 23rd Apr 2012
Wed 23-May-12 11:02 PM | edited Wed 23-May-12 11:03 PM by kartane

Light from the screen can affect exposure. A sensor to turn off the screen, when your eye is at the viewfinder, sounds like a no-brainer to me. And a menu option to turn it on or off.

>Took for granted the (Sony) a900 had a
>sensor to tell when you had your eye to the view finder and
>shut off the info screen.

Colin

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wool1

Warsaw, US
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#4. "RE: Main screen question" | In response to Reply # 3

wool1 Registered since 25th Dec 2008
Thu 24-May-12 10:21 PM

I think I figured out a solution....in custom menu c9, I set the back screen to come on with eithe the info button or rotating the on/off past on to the little light bulb icon. It shuts off when I focus. Think it can work with this.

Semper Fi

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