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Hi all

I own a X-T3 and am quite happy with it. Recently i wanted to try "black-background" photography with my pregnant wife. The setup was a remotely triggered (manual) speedlight into a white umbrella at the side of the model and some low-key light from a LED-panel (non photography-specific) from the front. Lens was 35mm, ISO around 200, f between 2.8 and 4 and shutter something like 1/64

The camera was able to focus with no issues and we've got some great results - as we think

BUT: Almost all the shots were made "blind". Even as i switched on the focus-light, as soon as focus was aquired the viewfinder went black... Sometimes it increased ISO in the VF, but then again it went black. With my old mirror-camera this would have been easy, the subject would be visible all the time.

Do you know if there is a setting to increase ISO for pre-shot / VF-condition? If i'd do this again - say with this little guy coming to us soon - i'd like to see something and not just guess and fire :)

 

Chris

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It reads like you've had "Preview Exp./WB in manual mode" switched ON in the SET UP/Screen Setting menu. The EVF shows you the current exposure setting (without added flash light) so the EVF is usually pitch black. Switch is OFF and you'll be able to view the scene.

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