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Temporary White Viewfinder XE2

Discussion in 'X-E1, X-E2, X-E2S, X-E3' started by runswithsizzers, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. runswithsizzers

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    I was on walkabout with my XE2 yesterday. As is my normal custom: the camera was switched off, my XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 zoom lens was mounted with the lens cap off, camera was hanging at chest level from the neck strap. A couple of times, as I switched the camera on and brought it up to my eye and I noticed the EVF was totally white at first, but gradually came into the expected view within 2 or 3 seconds.

    I had not noticed this behavior before.

    Problem? Explanation?
     
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    Problem continues. I missed several shots today while waiting 3-4 seconds for the image to appear in the viewfinder / LCD.

    About 5 days ago I did have the camera and lens out in a light mist, but I dried it off, and used it briefly afterwards without noticing this problem until yesterday.

    Has anyone experienced a white viewfinder which gradually transitions to normal over several seconds?
     
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    Gary, I’ve noticed similar when I’ve switched the camera on before removing the lens cap! And yes the VF is slowish to become normal.

    Sorry if I’ve got your name wrong. :D
     
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    Gary, I’ve noticed similar when I’ve switched the camera on before removing the lens cap! And yes the VF is slowish to become normal.

    Sorry if I’ve got your name wrong. :D
     
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    Mods please remove the multiple posts, sorry.
     
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    Mike, You are correct, I can reproduce the "problem" if I turn the camera on with the lens cap in place and then remove it.

    I've had this camera for over a year, so I can't believe I just now noticed this. Probably because I almost never leave the lens cap on when I'm in photography mode, or I've somehow deviated from my usual routine of: cap off first, then turn camera on. I was afraid the camera was developing a problem, but perhaps it's normal behavior.
     

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