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03-22-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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645Z - blinkies gone and not coming back?

Hi all,

very weird.
I am in M and LV. settings saved as U3.with highlight alert ticked. my usual setup.
now this happened a few times already. I had adjusted Exp til the blinkies come up, went back 1/3 or 2/3 and the blinkies went and I made my exposure.
checked file in LR or Iridient. usually fine.
now today I do the same and I get no blinkies anymore, not even with exp all the way up to 2 seconds...
can't make them come back. switched cam on/off, checked the saved setting, saved it again, pulled battery, all to no avail.
happened a couple of times before in the field, but they came back after on/off.
considering a reset of the cam but since I then have to reprogramm all my saved settings/buttons etc. I'm a bit reluctant.

anybody seen this before ?


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Try putting the camera in a different shooting mode (non-user), head to the live view menu to enable the shadow/highlight alert, and see if the blinkies come back. If so, this would suggest that the setting hasn't properly been saved in your U3 preset.

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03-22-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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seems like the blinkies are dependent on the overall brightness of the scene in the viewfinder. so I am in M, right?
if I point the camera towards something darker without changing the exposure the blinkies reappear in the bright parts, if I go back to the original composition, they disappear again.
so there's some automatic adjustment happening although I am in Manual Mode!!!

Adam, I have already saved settings again and again, suspecting something likes this, but no luck so far...
03-22-2015, 10:07 PM   #4
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as you can see here, pointing the cam down shows the blinkies, pointing it back up makes them disappear, all with the same exposure.

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