Tech Tip: Brighten your Fujifilm GFX display for use with Flash
We love our Fujifilm cameras here, but the menu system organization has much to be desired, and you’d be better off referring to the Necronomicon rather than the official Fujifilm manuals for GFX cameras to find anything resembling a quick answer.
What do you do when you’re syncing strobe and the viewfinder is too dark to see through? By default, the camera previews what will be the result of your chosen shutter speed & aperture combination, so if you’re shooting by strobe in a darkened environment, you will see that environment as dark, complicating your ability to compose and focus.
Anyone who has attempted to shoot strobe previously with their GFX knows what I’m talking about, because the menu we’re looking for to convert the LCD/EVF from it’s stock exposure preview mode over to what we could call, ‘composition mode’ is not where any of us go looking first.
Within the SCREEN SETUP Menu, highlight ‘Preview Exp./WB in Manual Mode’ and toggle it to either WB or OFF
The camera will now auto-gain the display to allow you to see into the darkest areas of your composition with no visual relationship to what the resulting exposure will be.
Another handy aid for composition is the ‘Natural Live View’ setting, which disables the display of film simulation, white balance and other settings so that you view a very uniform (flat) scene that helps you see and notice objects at the edge of your framing.
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