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Old Apr 19, 2005, 6:20 PM   #1
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When I set my FZ20 to manuel settings (F2.8 and 1/50) and try to shoot some pictures indoor using the flash, I have almost no image on the lcd-screen – its almost to dark to see anything. I presume that this is probably to give me a clue of how the picture will turn out without flash (??) but please tell me there is a way around this very disturbing problem? I have tried changing everything in the menues...
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 7:49 PM   #2
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Do a +2EV in another mode this will gain up
compose
go back to prev mode
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 9:17 PM   #3
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That darkening of the EVF and LCD is the worst part of these great cameras and Panasonic thinks its a feature. They are very hard to get thru to. It would be so easy to fix yet they refuse to admit its a problem.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 3:45 PM   #4
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Hi - thank you for your reply, but unfortunately I have no idea of what "Do a +2EV" means ;-)
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 5:41 PM   #5
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He means to adjust the exposure compensationto + 2 , but I think that is a poor solution.

You push the exposure button on the back of the camera and then hit the down arrow on the jog dial and then the right arrow about 6 times.



Give it a try and see what you think.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 7:39 PM   #6
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Actually Gene is wrong. Hit the up button on the 4 way dial on the back. In exposure hit the dail on right side until you get +2. Hit down to exit. Page 43 of the manual.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 11:01 PM   #7
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G'day nooner? If I left the setting as per the instructions above,Does this effect the actual photo in any way?
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Old Apr 21, 2005, 7:26 PM   #8
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G'day Harry. If you change the EV to +2 it will effect all modes except Manual. So compose in P, A ,S and switch back to M for the shot.:arrow:
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 7:17 AM   #9
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Many thanks nooner, I'll give that a try next low-light situation.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 8:26 AM   #10
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nooner wrote:
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Actually Gene is wrong. Hit the up button on the 4 way dial on the back. In exposure hit the dail on right side until you get +2. Hit down to exit. Page 43 of the manual.



Sorry about that I always hit the exposure button first and I thought you had to do it that way.

And the other mistake I can blame on old age



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