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Greetings everyone. I recently purchased an A7 III. Great camera but there is an issue, my EVF is very dark. I was outside and i turned the EVF brightness to +2 since that's as far as it wants to go but i still can barely see the EVF when i am outdoors. Can someone please help me find a solution? Thanks

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Do you mean the EVF (the viewfinder)? Or do you mean the rear screen?

The viewfinder brightness usually isn't a problem because you are looking at it in isolation - there won't be any sunlight on it. If the existing "eye cup" isn't big enough for you there are third party options you can get - i'm trying one at the moment which is about twice as deep as the original - can be handy with glasses.

The rear screen can definitely be a problem, and for some people it's a serious problem. There are options you can get, like a folding sunshade or even a complete surround (turning it into a really big viewfinder!).

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15 hours ago, FunWithCameras said:

Do you mean the EVF (the viewfinder)? Or do you mean the rear screen?

The viewfinder brightness usually isn't a problem because you are looking at it in isolation - there won't be any sunlight on it. If the existing "eye cup" isn't big enough for you there are third party options you can get - i'm trying one at the moment which is about twice as deep as the original - can be handy with glasses.

The rear screen can definitely be a problem, and for some people it's a serious problem. There are options you can get, like a folding sunshade or even a complete surround (turning it into a really big viewfinder!).

I managed to fix the issue by turning Live View off

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An update to my situation.

 

I purchased an eye cup to see if that would help when i'm outside, it helps a bit. As for disabling live view, it helped a bit too. However, it is still quite dark when i am shooting outside on a sunny day

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  • 4 weeks later...

Not entirely sure if this is the same issue but on occasion between shots on my a7rIII  I look down at the rear screen and it is so dark that I have difficulty seeing anything. It then occurred to me that I had been using the exposure compensation dial on the previous shot, say +2.5, so I brightened the display by simply bringing the exposure compensation setting closer to the "0" setting.  

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