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Registered: ‎02-11-2020
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M50 screen blackout

Often, when shooting in low light with the touch screen open - like this:


the screen will blackout when my left hand is placed under, as shown. When I move my left hand away, it turns back on, but I don't have support. Also if I move my right hand to the screen from the right (top - to adjust settings)), the screen will blackout. This is very anoying and I cannot find any settings to adjust. Any suggestions?


Also the screen will turn off before I get everything adjusted (time out). Is there a setting to tell it to never turn off?


Thanks, in advance, for any advice.

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Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: M50 screen blackout


There are a lot of people who have complained about this.


I haven't researched it much, but believe you can effect change by disabling the proximity sensor: Menu SET UP4->Display settings->display control->Manual.


Of course it means the camera won't behave as intended now.  You'll have to experiment and see what works best for you.

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Registered: ‎02-11-2020

Re: M50 screen blackout

Thanks. I figured therre was a controll somewhere, I just didn't know where. That seems to work.

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