I recently got myself a Sony A7R iii and I’m still on a process of discovery with it. As with all new kit, there is no end of tips and tricks to help get the most out of them. I’m going to share a few of them here.
I discovered that while shooting in bright sunlight, it was difficult to see the photo on the back of the Sony. It was a little too bright and reflective. I was constantly trying to shade the LCD screen from the light so I could see it better. It also meant it was difficult to see what settings I was using with the reflection.
Yea, I know I can see them by looking through the viewfinder but I like to have the choice of either viewfinder or LCD screen.
I knew with a camera that offers so much customisation, there was bound to be a way around this … and there is.
Here’s what I did
- Hit the Menu button and go to the Setup 1 tab.
- Click into Monitor Brightness.
- Select Brightness Setup.
- Then click on Sunny Weather.
This increases the brightness and contrast of the LCD screen and makes it easier to review your photos and settings on it. However, it does give an enhanced version of your photo and not a true representation of the actual picture itself.
Reviewing the photo through the viewfinder does give an accurate view.
In addition, if you go through the steps above and select Manual instead of Sunny Weather, you can increase the brightness there.
I have mine set to +1 and this makes reviewing photos a bit easier and also gives a more accurate view of the actual image.
I have this set up as a shortcut on the My Menu tab so that I can quickly select what I want if I need to, while out shooting in sunny weather.
Hope this helps. Feel free to share your own tips and tricks below