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Sep 07, 2012 04:35 |  #1

Guys,
its been around 2 weeks i am using 60d
the thing is , when i preview my last shot, (those with highly exposed sky , or too much white ) LCD viewfinder shows Black on that whites areas.
is this normal ? whenever ther's something white in the photo, it shows it Filled black.
Anyone?


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Sep 07, 2012 04:46 |  #2

If it's flashing black in the white areas then you have the clipping highlight option enabled. Basically this flashes in the areas where detail has been lost, ie, it's potentially over exposed... whilst this could be intentionally blown out, it's useful for those occasions where you want to maintain as much detail as possible. It can be turned off in the menus :)


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Sep 07, 2012 04:58 as a reply to  @ chrismarriott66's post |  #3

I assume you are postviewing your shot, right, since you say you are viewing your last shot? So you don't use live view, but the normal viewfinder, and look at the picture on the LCD, after shooting it?
If so, the above explanation is 100% correct.

Should you actually use the LCD as a viewfinder, i.e. use live view, then you do preview the shot on the LCD. Then it's something else you are seeing. But I think it's the first case you are referring to.


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Sep 07, 2012 06:26 |  #4

Page 192 of the English manual discusses "Highlight Alert".




  
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Sep 07, 2012 07:56 |  #5

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #14958691 (external link)
If it's flashing black in the white areas then you have the clipping highlight option enabled. Basically this flashes in the areas where detail has been lost, ie, it's potentially over exposed... whilst this could be intentionally blown out, it's useful for those occasions where you want to maintain as much detail as possible. It can be turned off in the menus :)

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Sep 07, 2012 16:27 |  #6

thanks guys. i thought this thing is due to some problem. how silly :D


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Dec 29, 2013 15:56 |  #7

apersson850 wrote in post #14958706 (external link)
Should you actually use the LCD as a viewfinder, i.e. use live view, then you do preview the shot on the LCD. Then it's something else you are seeing. But I think it's the first case you are referring to.


This is actually what is happening to me. I use the LCD as my viewfinder and when viewing the shot it shows white & black flashing patchy areas. Help. :(




  
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Dec 29, 2013 17:00 |  #8

shanidee wrote in post #16562375 (external link)
This is actually what is happening to me. I use the LCD as my viewfinder and when viewing the shot it shows white & black flashing patchy areas. Help. :(

Did you take note of anything in this thread, like page 192 of the 60D manual, if that is what you have.




  
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Dec 29, 2013 19:24 |  #9

shanidee wrote in post #16562375 (external link)
This is actually what is happening to me. I use the LCD as my viewfinder and when viewing the shot it shows white & black flashing patchy areas. Help. :(

When you purchase a camera from Canon, they provide a really useful accessory in a book form and made of paper.
It's called a "User Manual".
It contains lots of useful information and provided for a very good reason.
Have a look in the box and you'll see it and then read it.
Lots of trees died to make it.
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Dec 29, 2013 19:32 as a reply to  @ philwillmedia's post |  #10

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Dec 30, 2013 09:04 |  #11

philwillmedia wrote in post #16562791 (external link)
When you purchase a camera from Canon, they provide a really useful accessory in a book form and made of paper.
It's called a "User Manual".
It contains lots of useful information and provided for a very good reason.
Have a look in the box and you'll see it and then read it.
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Dec 30, 2013 09:07 |  #12

Tree huggers!...:rolleyes:


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