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XA40 is suddenly too dark in Manual Mode

kkasper573
Apprentice

I have been using an XA40 in Manual mode for two years with no issue. A partner used the preset for snow this weekend and when i switched it off today and back to Manual, the iris is too dark. It's about 3-4 stops darker than normal. The Iris is at 1.8, the Shutter Speed is 1/48, Gain is a 0dB,. I need to add 13db of gain in order to bring it to the level of a matching camera.

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shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

I'll need to pull the manual.  Look at the automatic Gain Limit on page 53.

xa40-45-im4-n-en.pdf (c-wss.com)

Look for funny White Balance adjustments.  

Gain function on page 47.

Hard to say.  You may want to reset the camera.  This is something I would do if I received a camera that was used by another person.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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