Hello all at Wetpixel,
I enjoyed a great week of photo opportunities at Anilao - a site with great biodiversity and and a great variety of divesites - must return one day. It was my first trip with my new EPL-1 and, as I have always done with previous cameras, I shoot on full manual. I found generally the LCD to be very dark indeed, despite a bright Intova focus light. Particularly so on F22 when I was shooting macro. The LCD is clearly a reflection of how the camera 'sees' the exposure - obviously the camera presents an exposure preview - the LCD lightens up when prefocussing but then darkens again once focus is set. I brightened the LCD up as much as possible, but it was very hard to find subjects in such a dark LCD. My buddy with a similar camera uses Aperture priority and has no such problems. But I am loathe to go to Aperture priority and lose full control. Anyone know of any way to bypass this exposure preview so that the LCD remains bright...? Many thanks.