LOG IN    OR   REGISTER TO FORUMS


0n a bright sunny day

FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography
Thread started 12 Sep 2006 (Tuesday) 08:49   
LIST NEARBY THREADS
 
johnny0
Member
johnny0's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
71 posts
Asheville NC
[MORE/SHARE]

I find it almost impossible to read my light metter an all my other setting thu the view finder with my 30 D, in the bright sun,is there anything that can help? Thanks,

Post #1, Sep 12, 2006 08:49:04




LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Keiffer
Goldmember
Keiffer's Avatar
Joined May 2005
2,259 posts
Orlando Fl.
[MORE/SHARE]

Wow, Never have this problem wiewing thru the viewfinder, Now trying to see the screen on the back is another story. Not really sure what to tell you, Maybe someone else who has this rpob can help.

Post #2, Sep 12, 2006 09:19:47



http://kcschoeppler.fo​topic.netexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
ssim
POTN Landscape & Cityscape Photographer 2005
ssim's Avatar
Joined Apr 2003
10,884 posts
southern Alberta, Canada
[MORE/SHARE]

I can say that I have never had this issue either. This is a stab in the dark but you have put your eye piece cover on the camera when you got it.

I think that I have seen other eye piece covers which have more rubber on them that will give you a tighter seal over your eye. You might want to hunt for something like that.

Post #3, Sep 12, 2006 09:25:28 as a reply to Keiffer's post 5 minutes earlier.


My life is like one big RAW file....way too much post processing needed.
Sheldon Simpson | My Galleryexternal link | My Gear updated: 20JUL12

LOG IN TO REPLY
300Dplus
Senior Member
300Dplus's Avatar
Joined Dec 2004
355 posts
Miami, Florida
[MORE/SHARE]

I'm also having the same problem in bright light. The information appears very dim against the light filling up the viewfinder, even with the camera abnormaly pressed against my eye. Don't have that situation with my 300D and I was wondering if it was like that by desing or a problem with my 30D. I was going to do some research today and maybe go to the store and see if I can see any difference on another 30D. A larger eye piece, like Sheldon suggested, crossed my mind as a possible solution.

Post #4, Sep 12, 2006 10:38:07


Tom

POTN Strap :D
Canon 5D MKII
Canon~Tamron

LOG IN TO REPLY
johnny0
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
johnny0's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
71 posts
Asheville NC
[MORE/SHARE]

Tom, I have the eye piece extender already to keep my face off the screen.maybee I should try it without it on,but not today total overcast .

30D,D30,nikkorinat slr, couple of point & shoot,a# of glass an a bunch more stuff

Post #5, Sep 12, 2006 12:12:52




LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
KIPAX
Goldmember
KIPAX's Avatar
Joined Jan 2006
1,246 posts
Accrington, England
[MORE/SHARE]

I thought the answer was in the question .. the OP had to use large text so his eyesight isn't the best...therefore.. Or am I being too clever ? :)

Post #6, Sep 12, 2006 17:26:45




LOG IN TO REPLY
johnny0
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
johnny0's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
71 posts
Asheville NC
[MORE/SHARE]

?????????

Post #7, Sep 12, 2006 19:10:29 as a reply to KIPAX's post 1 hour earlier.




LOG IN TO REPLY
Amy ­ F
Hatchling
Joined Jul 2006
6 posts
[MORE/SHARE]

I am really struggling with this problem too... Has anyone found a way to fix this? I have perfect eye sight, but am constantly missing shots of my kids in bright sunlight because I can't see the darn meter. help!!

Post #8, Sep 12, 2006 23:39:15




LOG IN TO REPLY
johnny0
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
johnny0's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
71 posts
Asheville NC
[MORE/SHARE]

eyesight is not the problem, it is the glare, maybe somekind of coating on the eyepiece extender, just thinking-------------

Post #9, Sep 13, 2006 07:10:20 as a reply to Amy F's post 7 hours earlier.




LOG IN TO REPLY
300Dplus
Senior Member
300Dplus's Avatar
Joined Dec 2004
355 posts
Miami, Florida
[MORE/SHARE]

The viewfinder on the 20D/30D/5D is brighter which is a good thing. The problem is not the amount of light that comes into it, but that the viewfinder information display is too dim for certain bright situations. Any coating used on the eyepiece would only make the viewfinder darker, hence the displayed information luminance will be less. From what I've read, is not an uncommon complain and perhaps the only fix would be a firmware upgrade that addresses this issue. You can read some comments here: http://photo.net ...ch-msg?msg_id=00GQdL&tag=external link
Now, since this is not an "across the board" complain, I wonder if it is a problem related to "good copy/bad copy" camera.
I guess the only thing to do for now is to deal with it the best that we can. I'm thinking that perhaps an eyecup that covers your eye completely may help reduce any stray light. I tried cuppping my hand around the viewfinder and my eye and it was a tad better.
If anybody has other opinions or ideas, please post.

Post #10, Sep 13, 2006 11:01:46


Tom

POTN Strap :D
Canon 5D MKII
Canon~Tamron

LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
PhotosGuy's Avatar
Joined Feb 2004
69,098 posts
S. E. Michigan
[MORE/SHARE]

eyesight is not the problem,

Really? Judging by the size of your type, I really think you need a new script for your glasses?

Post #11, Sep 14, 2006 10:01:37


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1280 pixels on any side.

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
johnny0
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
johnny0's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
71 posts
Asheville NC
[MORE/SHARE]

excuse me------------

Post #12, Sep 17, 2006 18:07:07 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post 3 days earlier.




LOG IN TO REPLY
Brodog2525
Senior Member
Brodog2525's Avatar
Joined Mar 2006
441 posts
Fairfield, CT USA
[MORE/SHARE]

i sometimes have the same problem but i think its because i wear glasses.

Post #13, Sep 17, 2006 22:44:18


Canon 30D | 17-85mm EF-S with IS | 430EX Flash
50mm f/1.8 II | 18-55mm lens kit
70-200mm f/4 L
brodiehenry.smugmug.co​mexternal linkhttp://www.BrodieHenry​.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
winkie
Goldmember
winkie's Avatar
Joined Jun 2006
1,063 posts
Fargo, ND
[MORE/SHARE]

on the XT there is a small scroll wheel on the top right of the viewfinder that allows for adjustment of the brightness of the data being displayed (f-stop, time, etc). I've never played with a 30D though....

edit: well actually its the DO setting, but it can make the data be oof

Post #14, Sep 18, 2006 00:03:20


Kim
50D,
50 1.4, 15-85, 70-200L f/2.8 II, 100-400L, Σ 1.4x, 430EX, Kenko tubes
Facebook Galleryexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Amorous
Senior Member
Joined Oct 2005
875 posts
Los Angeles, U.S.
[MORE/SHARE]

johnny0 wrote in post #1999702external link
excuse me------------

On your original post (Post #1) and Post #9, you used VERY LARGE font, so people are saying that your "eyesight" is the PROBLEM, not the viewfinder.;)

Post #15, Sep 18, 2006 00:12:20


My web site: http://kaitcilla.smugm​ug.com/external link

Los Angeles area local photography group: http://lashooters.orgexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY


LIST NEARBY THREADS
1,699 views & 0 likes for this thread
0n a bright sunny day
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography



NOT A MEMBER YET? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO FORUMS

CHANGE BODY TEXT SIZE FOR ALL THREAD PAGES
POWERED BY AMASS 1.0version 1.0
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net


SEND FEEDBACK TO STAFF  |  JUMP TO FORUM...  |  FORUM RULES


Spent 0.00145 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
1062 guests, 901 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 3341, that happened on Dec 11, 2014
Latest registered member is pearcie

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: By using this site you agree that some cookies will be stored on your browser. For unlogged users we store one session id cookie. For registered members we store (in addition to login session cookie) only cookies that are essential for required functionality, we do not store any personal tracking data in cookies or other browser's data storage methods.