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Old March 13th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #1
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What you see is *not* what you get. This topic has been discussed a bit before, but it's frustrating that when you take a picture with this camera it looks different from what you see on the lcd/viewfinder before hitting the shutter. I've noticed when taking stills at a shutter speed under 1/1000 you're fine, but anything faster and the lcd stays bright, but the pictures come out dark. Video isn't much better, although I rarely use a shutter that high. Anyone else have this problem? Any solution?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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What you see is *not* what you get. This topic has been discussed a bit before, but it's frustrating that when you take a picture with this camera it looks different from what you see on the lcd/viewfinder before hitting the shutter. I've noticed when taking stills at a shutter speed under 1/1000 you're fine, but anything faster and the lcd stays bright, but the pictures come out dark. Video isn't much better, although I rarely use a shutter that high. Anyone else have this problem? Any solution?
I believe the Cineroid VF will calibrate fairly well. It's a fantastic unit. Problem is that it's about $700.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #3
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Noa, I might be mistaken but I swear I saw this mentioned in the manual the day I got the camera, and I cannot find it again.

The conditions that cause this to occur were specified, and it might be helpful if you can find it. Sorry I can't be of more help. I thought it had to do with being a certain amount off from what the camera believes is a proper setting.

I suspect if you were in full manual mode it would not occur, so you might have to try shooting in different modes to see.

Anyone else know the particulars to this issue?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #4
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In the old film days you had to make sure to buy the right film type suitable for your range of shutter speeds.
If you went beyond the recommendations for a specific film, you had to expect the exposure to deviate from a well exposed shot. The further you went beyond the recommended speed range, the greater the effect towards a darker image. I don't know whether todays digital media (tapes and cards) in still and video Cams work in similar fashion. With 2 digital Prosumer Cams which I have used over the last 10 years, I have not come across that problem, even by selecting the highest possible speed on one Cam (Canon XM2/GL2 @ 1/16.000 sec).

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Old March 13th, 2011, 07:59 AM   #5
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The GH2 certainly does have the issue, it has occurred on mine, but shortly after it happened I started using full manual, and it has not occurred since.
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