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Dark EVF on my x100f

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  1. ian66

    ian66 Well-Known Member

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    This morning my Fuji EVF has become quiet dark and contrasty, almost unusable inside and I notice a distinct switch (like a shutter sound) everytime I move from the lcd finder to the eye sensor and back again, never heard this on my 100T or xt1 - tried a reset but no difference. If I hold my eye away from the viewfinder so I can see the lcd and evf it is quite bright, but as soon as I get close it is like a blind comes over the evf and it darkens. Just noted that a blind does come up and covers the evf window? Any ideas what I have done?
     
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    The EVF screen normally moves into place when you lift the camera to your eye, doesn't it? I am still waiting for my F but this was the case for the S, T, and X-Pro2 I owned previously. The X-Pro2 in particular was quite loud when the EVF screen snicked into place. Is it possible that you have your exposure settings or EC dialed way down and it is simply previewing that low exposure? If you take a photo using the EVF this way what does it look like?
     
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    Yes, it does the same on my 100T just a lot quieter - and my EC was dialed down seemed to show up more in the EVF than the LCD - thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    Funny, I've had a similar problem occur just today. I was taking a shot outside the window, to this vast horizon over the house tops, on a very bright sunny day, with a lot of snow, and the EVF turned dark. No matter what f stop I dialed, it remained dark. And as soon as I turned around to shoot inside the living room, it got back to normal. The LCD behaved normally. My settings were Auto ISO 3200 (min. 200, min. speed 1/125th), aperture priority, central weighted exposure. And it did that in any of the two viewfinder view modes. Any idea what can cause this? It never happened before. Thanks.
     
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    In my case, I think it has something to do with Exp. Comp. dialed down. Stupid.
     
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    Adjust your viewfinder brightness setting. If you have Auto set, it will darken automatically for bright scenes. I have mine set to 1.
     
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    If you put the camera into spot-metering mode inadvertently, a lot of the time EVF will appear quite dark.
     
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    Where is the Auto set located?
     
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    Under Screen Setting

    [EVF BRIGHTNESS]
    Adjust the brightness of the display in the electronic viewfinder. Select [MANUAL] to choose from 11 options from +5 (bright) to −5 (dark), or select [AUTO] for automatic brightness adjustment.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for getting back.
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