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Samexter

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screen getting dim in liveview
« on: February 03, 2013, 09:12:20 AM »
Hi all,
I dnt know if this has been addressed before, apologies if so, I couldn't find one to fix my problem. My problem is when i'm in live view my screen dims for about a second and a half or so and go back to normal. This repeats and sometimes when i use my macro lens i hear the aperture blades working meaning it directs the lens to stop down and back repeatedly. Is this normal? can this be turned off? if this is inherent why is this useful? or is this some weird thing?

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Re: screen getting dim in liveview
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 11:32:09 AM »
Hi all,
I dnt know if this has been addressed before, apologies if so, I couldn't find one to fix my problem. My problem is when i'm in live view my screen dims for about a second and a half or so and go back to normal. This repeats and sometimes when i use my macro lens i hear the aperture blades working meaning it directs the lens to stop down and back repeatedly. Is this normal? can this be turned off? if this is inherent why is this useful? or is this some weird thing?

Well, there is the ability to dim your screen after a certain amount of time for power saving. But it shouldn't 'flicker'. Can you check that setting in the ML menu? Try to turn it off, and see if it still occurs.
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Samexter

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Re: screen getting dim in liveview
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 12:22:10 PM »
Nope I checked it out already, this is no power saver thing, when you are in the live view mode it just moves back and forth between a low exposure and normal one (hence the dim effect). Forgot one thing, this is on my 50D, I have ML on my 500D as well and it shows no such thing.

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Re: screen getting dim in liveview
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 12:55:46 PM »
Upload a video of the issue from cold boot to when the bug happens
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Re: screen getting dim in liveview
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 07:09:15 PM »
did you ever find a solution because i am having the same problem with my t2i