I recently bought an Alpha 57 having used an A 700 for many years. So far I am quite impressed and even like the EVF under "normal" conditions. However last night I was trying to use wireless trigered studio flash and for this needed to set the camera at 1/125 as f14. Clearly the f14 was correct for the flash power and the 1/125 minimised the effect of any ambient light. Now since the EVF/Monitor shows the image to be expected under these condition (but obviously without the flash) it was almost impossible to see anything.
I seem to remember I had a similar problem years ago with a KM A1 and there was some override which showed normal brightness on the monitor. I have searched the menus on the A57, the instruction book as well as this forum and "Google" but cannot find any mention of this topic. Any help would be appreciated.
I seems there is no software fix to this problem but there is a rather crude work around. Simply lifting the camera's built in flash restors the Live View and EVF brightness but does not stop the wireless triger working. However be sure to reduce the EV of the flash (via Fn button) or mask the output of the flash.
Until Sony develop a sofware fix for this problem I would not recommend using this camera for off camera studio work. Does anyone know if this problem applies to the other SLT cameras?
A77ii, NEX6 Sony 18-250, Sigma 50-150 f2.8, Sigma 70m Macro, Sony A16-50 2.8, Minolta 50 mm 1.7. Sony E18-50, 55-110.