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5d2 view screen question.

 
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Dec 10, 2012 13:19 |  #1

Hello Everyone,

I have an older 5d2 I purchased a couple of months ago, and everything is in great working order, but I was recently looking at one at best buy, and it seems like the view screen on the newer 5d2 is a lot crispier then the screen on my 5d2, did they change the newer 5d2's screens with a better view screen?

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Dec 10, 2012 13:52 |  #2

I'm not aware of a change of screen resolutions. Firmware has certainly been upgraded. You could checkm if you are running the latest.




  
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Dec 10, 2012 15:12 |  #3

Do you mean the optical viewfinder, or live view (the LCD sceen)? If you mean the optical viewfinder, it's possible that the previous owner changed the screen for one of the alternative screens available. Do some searching for the different viewfinder screens available for the 5dii and see if you can figure it out!


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Dec 10, 2012 18:18 |  #4

Thanks for the help everyone, no i'm not talking about the view finder, i'm talking about the lcd screen. I have had 2 camera's before my mark 2 the 40d, and 60d, the 40d lcd screen sucked barely enough pixels to see a persons face, then I had the 60d and it was clear as a mirror you can see everything. but now with the mark 2 it seems like the lcd isn't as clear as the 60d's. I know its a little older but its almost like the 40d's


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Dec 10, 2012 18:39 as a reply to  @ mrfobbyaccent's post |  #5

Perhaps LCD brightness has been turned down?


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Dec 10, 2012 19:12 |  #6

^ good thought I haven't checked my brightness on my lcd, what do people normally set it to? From what I last recalled it was in the middle, does it make a difference if its super bright?


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Dec 10, 2012 21:50 as a reply to  @ mrfobbyaccent's post |  #7

I think that the middle (4) is standard, but you can set it wherever it looks best to you...But be aware of your setting if you use the LCD to judge exposure and gauge accordingly.


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Dec 11, 2012 02:41 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #8

5D Mark II has an automatic brightness setting too, a setting which adjusts the brightness to ambient light.

But it's true that the first Clear View LCD (for example 5D Mark II) units aren't as good as the Clear View II (for example 7D) design.


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Dec 11, 2012 04:39 |  #9

the 60d has a 1024k screen while the mk2 has a 920k screen


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Dec 11, 2012 05:16 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #10

But they have different ratios, so the resolution is about the same. The difference in display technology is more noticeable, especially if ambient light is strong (sunlight).


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Dec 11, 2012 07:41 |  #11

Turn off the ambient light detection as a starter. As far as full brightness "making a difference" it will impact battery life, but not a huge amount, so if you like it cranked up go for it.




  
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Dec 11, 2012 17:11 |  #12

If things on your camera's LCD seem soft, you also can go into the Picture Style menu and set sharpness higher. Even if you only shoot RAW, the Picture Style still dictates how the preview JPEG embedded in each file appears on the LCD screen.

I just set my cameras to the highest LCD brightness and leave it at that.

If you bought your camera used, you also might check if there is a screen protector on the LCD monitor. Some people put those on, and in some cases they reduce sharpness a little. The 5DII's LCD monitor has a protective cover built in, so an additional one on top of that is sort of redundant.


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