live view going dark after long exposure !
Hi all, just got my first DSLR in the D5000 and am finding my way round the settings and functions and have discovered what I would call a problem but I am hoping it is something I am doing wrong and can be fixed in the settings or explained ???
If I take a long exposure using S mode when I switch to live view the display is very dark. taking a picture is fine (although it is difficult to use the screen as it is so dark) but if I take video it is terrible, dark and grainy.
Has anyone else found this or does anyone have a clue if it is something I am doing wrong or could there be a fault? To get the view back I have to go in to auto mode and take a pictue
I have uploaded some test video which was the only way to record the live view as taking a photo was fine. Files are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/root729/
#1. "RE: live view going dark after long exposure !" | In response to Reply # 0root729 Registered since 26th Mar 2010Sat 27-Mar-10 09:29 AM
Just had a reply from JohnB on the flickr forum and I am sure he wont mind me reposting his reply to help others who discover this . . . annoyance . . .
This is "normal" for the D5000. I wondered about the same issue and contacted Nikon support. Unfortunately I have deleted the email but their response was that this the way the D5000 works so don't worry it is not a defect just an annoyance.
I take quite a few long exposures and the only work round when using live view is to open the aperture wide then switch LV off then back on. A pain to have to do but Nikon weren't forthcoming with any other solution.
Thanks again to JohnB for putting my mind at rest.