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Registered: ‎09-24-2018

Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

Hi all,

 

I'm using a non TTL flash in manual mode on my SL2/200D and I'm really struggling with the dim display using liveview. It brightens up for a fraction of a second, but not for long enough for me to compose my shot. I understand that I may need to adjust the exposure simulation?

 

I'm also using manual mode on the camera, I'm happy to use another mode, but would rather stick to manual if possible. Any help would ne appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

Although these cameras have a M mode it is not their best mode.  Get an ETTL-II flash. Example, the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

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Re: Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

So anyone with an answer to my question (rather than 'buy all new gear')? Thanks guys...

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Re: Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

Sorry, I don't see any way to turn off exposure simulation. You could temporarily adjust the shutter or aperture to get a brighter screen and then set it back to take the image.

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Re: Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

Thanks for that. So if I can't do anything about exposure simulation, would using a TTL flash solve the problem of a dark screen? 

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Re: Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

I am not sure, but you *have* a TTL flash on the camera, try it.

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Re: Exposure simulation on SL2/200D

Of course! Thanks - I just gave it a go, and the screen brightened perfectly when the flash popped open... So I'm assuming it'll do the same with a TTL external flash (hopefully!)

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