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12-23-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Question on Veiwfinder Display?

Hey guys.

I was out shooting today. It was very bright and made only worse with the reflection off the snow. While composing and shooting it was so bright i was unable to see the display in the viewfinder. Seeing as though I prefer to shoot point focus and center weighted metering it was a bit challenging. I would have to pull back a little from the viewfinder and glance down at my meter while still keeping on target.

I know that such bright conditions might not occur very often, but I was wondering if there was anyway to boost the brightness of the display in the viewfinder? Is the brightness of the viewfinder tied into the brightness of the screen?

Sorry if these are novice questions, still trying to figure out this kx / dslr thing.

12-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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I haven't had an opportunity to use my K-X under that kind of condition. Not much snow here and we're in the gloomy season with few sunny days. But had I been out in the conditions you had I probably would have screwed on a neutral density filter to kill some of the intense light or use a graduated ND filter if I wanted sky or landscape features in the shot along with the snow.
12-23-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
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It wasn't so much a matter of getting the shots as it was seeing the display readout in the viewfinder.
12-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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I know what you mean. The Kx viewfinder's eyecup doesn't fit tightly to the face, so light leaks in and makes it hard to see the viewfinder display. I believe that many camera viewfinders have this problem.

I've seen rubber eyecups that fit the face more closely and solve this problem. Surely someone on this forum knows of a good source that works with Pentax.

There are several threads on magnifying viewfinder attachments. Some of them have eyecups. Here's one of the threads:


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