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  1. #1
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    Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Anyone know if Highlight Display (zebra stripes) are available in still mode on any of the mirrorless cameras, or their 'ii' alternatives? Seems like this would be a nice-to-have in the EVF when shooting stills and not just for video.


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    Jake
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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Jake, in the Z6 and 7 it is only available in movie mode. It would be handy in the photo mode, but it is not offered. Seems kind of strange that it is not included. It seems it could be a simple firmware update to activate it.
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    Dan~~Kentucky

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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Jake, in the Z6 and 7 it is only available in movie mode. It would be handy in the photo mode, but it is not offered. Seems kind of strange that it is not included. It seems it could be a simple firmware update to activate it.

    I don't shoot movies so I was watching a video on dynamic range to see if it helped a friend understand what that was and all of a sudden it goes into "zebra stripes" and I started thinking, "Dang, that would be a nice to have on a mirrorless!!"

    Putting in my request. LOL
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    Jake
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  4. #4
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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Is this a feature for exposure or focus?

    WM
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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Is this a feature for exposure or focus?

    WM
    It is for exposure. It shows where you are blowing out the highlights. I honestly had not thought about it until Jake mentioned it, but when he did I went looking.

    It would be a handy tool and much quicker than the histogram if you could see if and/or what you are over exposing. They have it for video... seems like a easy enough thing to add on a firmware update. Now to figure out how to offer suggestions....
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    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon, Nikkor Z 50 mm f/1.8S, Z 85 f/1.8S, Z24-70 f/4S, Z14--30 f/4S
    Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8

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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Is this a feature for exposure or focus?

    WM
    Yes, for exposure. We have always been able to see blowouts in review mode, and it was added to Live View on DSLRs for video so you could see it in real time. With mirrorless since the EVF is reading off the sensor it makes sense that it could be made available in it, but I guess we're not there yet. I shoot a lot against gray skies and to be able to see in the viewfinder when those skies are unrecoverable would be great. Same thing when a bright blue sky has blown out highlights in clouds. When shooting landscapes you can always check the histogram and reshoot, but when tracking a bird it would be great to know I need to ramp down the EV value.
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    Jake
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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    Yes, for exposure. We have always been able to see blowouts in review mode, and it was added to Live View on DSLRs for video so you could see it in real time. With mirrorless since the EVF is reading off the sensor it makes sense that it could be made available in it, but I guess we're not there yet. I shoot a lot against gray skies and to be able to see in the viewfinder when those skies are unrecoverable would be great. Same thing when a bright blue sky has blown out highlights in clouds. When shooting landscapes you can always check the histogram and reshoot, but when tracking a bird it would be great to know I need to ramp down the EV value.

    I really believe they could do this Jake. They have the Histogram in the viewfinder that shows blowouts now. It would be nice to have the Zebra Stripes. You would know with certainty where the overexposure was and if it really mattered so you could choose to adjust for it.
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    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon, Nikkor Z 50 mm f/1.8S, Z 85 f/1.8S, Z24-70 f/4S, Z14--30 f/4S
    Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8

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  8. #8
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    Re: Highlight Display in Still Mode

    Zebra stripes? Is that different than the blinky feature?
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