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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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How to see both zebra 1 AND 2?

Hi! Seems that I can't see zebra 2, just 1. And it's only possible to change the value for zebra 1. I just can't figure out how to see both 1 and 2.

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Old September 12th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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True, Zebra 1 is adjustable and Zebra 2 is fixed at 100. Zebra 1 will be a striped pattern. Zebra 2 on my F350 is a dot pattern and is harder to see.

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Old September 12th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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Hi! Seems that I can't see zebra 2, just 1. And it's only possible to change the value for zebra 1. I just can't figure out how to see both 1 and 2.

Regards / Jimmy
As Greg said, Zebra 1 can be changed but Zebra 2 is ALWAYS at 100IRE. The Zebra 2 stripes are thicker and are slanted the opposite way that Zebra 1's are.

See page 41 of the EX1 manual for a more detailed explanation and visual of the zebra-patterns.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #4
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Hi! Seems that I can't see zebra 2, just 1. And it's only possible to change the value for zebra 1. I just can't figure out how to see both 1 and 2.

Regards / Jimmy
Make sure both zebras are selected in the menu.

You can select 1 or 2 or both.

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Old September 13th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #5
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Ok, I didn't got that the second zebra had a looked value. Thanks! But I have selected "both" in the zebra meny and still can't see thicker pattern for 100 and over. I point the camera right in to a light source and still can't see zebra 2 even when using the smalles f-stop. Is the filming on the sun the only thing that push the camera over 100?

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Old September 13th, 2008, 09:52 AM   #6
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Ok, I didn't got that the second zebra had a looked value. Thanks! But I have selected "both" in the zebra meny and still can't see thicker pattern for 100 and over. I point the camera right in to a light source and still can't see zebra 2 even when using the smalles f-stop. Is the filming on the sun the only thing that push the camera over 100?

;)

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If both zebras are selected in the menu, and the iris is open while pointing at a bright light... toggle the external zebra button on the camera and that should do it. The placement of this button on the ex1/3 are located in different places if i remember correctly.

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Old September 13th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #7
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Ok, I didn't got that the second zebra had a looked value. Thanks! But I have selected "both" in the zebra meny and still can't see thicker pattern for 100 and over. I point the camera right in to a light source and still can't see zebra 2 even when using the smalles f-stop. Is the filming on the sun the only thing that push the camera over 100?
Make sure you aren't in an auto exposure mode which will alter the iris and/or shutter to keep exposure down below 100.

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Also, make sure that you aren't using a Picture Profile that rolls off the highlights too much.
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