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Old Dec 7, 2010, 2:19 AM   #1
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Have anyone have this problem. It seems to me that if I am wearing a sunglasses, it is easy to get the pictures either over or under expose because when I look at the picture through the LCD, it may appears too dark.
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Have anyone have this problem. It seems to me that if I am wearing a sunglasses, it is easy to get the pictures either over or under expose because when I look at the picture through the LCD, it may appears too dark.
I don't shoot with sunglasses...it's not comfortable using sunglasses and looking through the viewfinder. I can see where this would affect checking white balance as well. Your best bet is to not shoot with sunglasses. As far as exposure, you should be able to check it reasonably well using your histogram if you absolutely have to shoot with sunglasses
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Unfortunately I have to wear glasses but I got used to looking through the view finder with them but I don't look through it with my clip on sun shades.
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I would say that if you are in a situation where sunglasses are necessary, you shouldn't be using the LCD as a viewfinder. Especially if you are using polarized sunglasses. Stick to the optical VF.

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It sounds like you are using the camera's LCD to judge the exposure - that is a mistake with or without sunglasses. If your camera can produce a histogram, Learn how to use it. Real good information about exposure.

Also some cameras will flash area's of the LCD that are blocked or blown (extreme under or over exposure). That is also a pretty good way to judge exposure. If your camera has that capability, make sure it is turned on.

The ultimate is bracketing and judging which hit the right exposure using your PC/Mac. That takes time so cannot always be done.
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