I’ve been using the Sony A35 today on the mountains and have really appreciated the EVF in dealing with some difficult exposures. As you’ll see from the samples below, there’s a lot of white up here, and without a fair bit of compensation, lots of images will come out grey rather than the bright white the snow actually is.
I’ve now worked out a series of button presses that get me to an ideal exposure without taking my eye from the viewfinder. With the A35 set up for a completely clear viewfinder, the sequence then goes:
- Touch the display button brings up settings and histogram
- Touch exposure compensation button and adjust with the front dial until both the image and histogram look right
- Half press shutter to confirm exposure compensation setting
- Touch display button again to remove settings and histogram from viewfinder
- Finalise composition using clear viewfinder and shoot