Olympus EVOLT question...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Shortwave Sportfishing, May 17, 2005.

  1. I recently purchased an Olympus EVOLT and I'm having a great time
    getting used to the camera. After years of working with film cameras,
    this is quite a change for me. It's like having a mini film processor
    right in your hands.

    My question concerns the info/picture display on the rear of the
    camera. I've noticed in some pictures I've taken, that when I review
    what the pictures look like, the white spots will sometimes flash -
    almost like the areas were overexposed. They go from white to black
    and keep flashing until I turn the picture preview off.

    Is this a case of improper white balance or is it a screen protection
    device to keep overly white objects from overloading the view screen?

    Thanks for any info.


    Shortwave Sportfishing, May 17, 2005
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    Justin Thyme Guest

    Nope, it means you over-exposed the shot, and is showing the areas which are
    too bright for the camera to record. As a general rule you should try to
    expose so that you have no blown highlights - preferably your brightest
    point should be just short of being blown.
    Justin Thyme, May 17, 2005
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  3. On Tue, 17 May 2005 22:51:27 +1000, "Justin Thyme"

    ~~ snippage ~~
    That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure.

    Thanks for the info.

    Take care.


    "The beatings will stop when morale improves."
    E. Teach, 1717
    Shortwave Sportfishing, May 17, 2005
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    Ron Guest

    The camera seems to remember the last preview mode you used, so if you
    don't want that feature just scroll to a photo view you like (eg. with
    histogram, or just clear view of photo) and go back to shooting.
    Ron, May 18, 2005
  5. Thanks.


    Shortwave Sportfishing, May 20, 2005
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