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Old March 18th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Help - Exposure issue with HVR-Z1

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I've been loaned a HVR-Z1 for the weekend and I'm doing as muchas I can with it in the short length of time I have it.

But I'm struggling a bit with manual iris....

I've set the Auto lock mode to the middle position.....

Aiming at a dark-ish scene I've opened the iris up so the scene looks OK...but then as i swing round to a brighter scene the camera appears to be closing the iris again - I would have thought that if it's in manual it should remain as i've set it - thus overexposing the brighter scene.

Am I missing something?

Thanx

Ian
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Old March 18th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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You have to make sure that all the functions: iris, gain, shutter, are in Manual mode. You need to see their values in the viewfinder. If you can't, then press the relevant buttons until you can.

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Old March 18th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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Yep, it sounds like either the gain and/or shutter speed are changing in response to your iris adjustments. Like Robin says, if you don't see them listed on the LCD then they're on auto.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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Thanx guys - you were exactly right - all settings displayed now and working as expected.

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