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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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How do I replicate/clone this function?

Like a lot of you I upgraded from the GL-2.Have had mine for 5 years.

One thing I liked about the GL-2 that it allowed the user to have fast & easy access to what I consider to be a critical parameter via the scroll wheel located near the focus ring.It made adjusting the exposure level in very fine increments as necessary a breeze.

For a long time,my standard operating procedure was to:
1)Record in TV mode.
2)Turn the general exposure level to "60".
3)Push the scroll wheel in to lock into that particular range
4)Then utilize the 10 steps which goes in a either negative or positive direction to fine tune/match the GL-2 to the prevailing lighting conditions.

What exactly replaced that on the XH-A1 & how is it done now?Can that be function/feature be copied exactly?I ask because my main shooting venue is the interior of a church which has shifting and unpredictable light levels some of which are ambient/natural and others fluorescent.

The most important part is the continued ability to microtune the exposure on the fly.

Looking forward to learning on how to set this up on the A1 to mirror what I've been doing and am used to for quite some time now.

Thanks!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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Try this: Select Tv (or auto) and set up shot, then press Exp Lock button and turn the apperture ring (rear-most lens ring) to fine-tune the carmera's selected exposure. To fix the apperture rather than the shutter speed, select Av, press Exp Lock and adjust using the shutter-speed thumb-wheel. You might also like to experiemnt with the AE Shift function in the menu. (I wish I could adjust AE Shift without going into the menu.)
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Old September 20th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestion which I'll certainly try

I'm glad & do appreciate that you took your time to give me a
GL-2 "equivalent".

I''ll let you know what happens.

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Old September 20th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #4
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Or you could look at the f-stop readout in your viewfinder.
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