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Offline alwechs

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Problem with A65 LCD screen
« on: February 23, 2014, 07:06:30 PM »
I just purchased my A65 and I'm very pleased with it so far. However, I seem to have a problem with the LCD. Several times now (3 or more) the screen seems to go blank and nothing I do will revive it. Occasionally it will flicker for a moment and go blank again. This is very frustrating cause if I want to, for instance, increase or decrease the exposure I can't. Does this sound like a malfunction or is there something I'm missing? I've also had an incident where it suddenly stopped shooting after taking a few pictures. Everything else seemed normal, but I missed what would have been a good shot.

These incidents mostly occurred in the cold (but since that's when I've been doing my shooting, that may not mean anything), so I'm wondering if the temperature has something to do with it. I'm also wondering (if it is cold-related) if it's worth exchanging for a 77 for a hardier body. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Re: Problem with A65 LCD screen
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 08:12:51 PM »
I would take it back to where you bought it as it sounds like a defect. I don't think the weather has been cold enough in the UK to affect the camera. Dampness perhaps. ???  The A77 does have a better body inside, but that is to protect it from hard knocks etc. not from the cold.
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Re: Problem with A65 LCD screen
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 03:45:59 AM »
Welcome alwechs.  I have no way of knowing you level of experience so pardon me if I am stating the obvious.  The SLT's go to sleep if the shutter is not actuated for a set period (which you can select in the menu).  If half depressing he shutter does not bring the screen back to life then I agree with AScot it sound faulty- take it back...john
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Re: Problem with A65 LCD screen
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 04:59:08 AM »
The camera is still new to me, and in looking over the body I wonder if I accidentally pressed the Finder/LCD button on top of the body (I wasn't really aware of that button before). I'm going to play with it some more and see if perhaps that was the cause of it (although that wouldn't explain the failure to shoot -- it wasn't on long enough to go to "sleep"). Thanks.

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Re: Problem with A65 LCD screen
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 09:33:24 PM »
It will not shoot if it is not focussed (you can override this too in the set-up)
Can I recommend that you have a look at Gary Friedman's book.  He has one specifically on the A77.  john
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Re: Problem with A65 LCD screen
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 10:48:28 PM »
I just purchased my A65 and I'm very pleased with it so far. However, I seem to have a problem with the LCD. Several times now (3 or more) the screen seems to go blank and nothing I do will revive it. Occasionally it will flicker for a moment and go blank again. This is very frustrating cause if I want to, for instance, increase or decrease the exposure I can't. Does this sound like a malfunction or is there something I'm missing? I've also had an incident where it suddenly stopped shooting after taking a few pictures. Everything else seemed normal, but I missed what would have been a good shot.

These incidents mostly occurred in the cold (but since that's when I've been doing my shooting, that may not mean anything), so I'm wondering if the temperature has something to do with it. I'm also wondering (if it is cold-related) if it's worth exchanging for a 77 for a hardier body. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Question: Can you STILL see everything through the Electronic View Finder when the LCD "blinks out?"

This DOES sound like a problem with your particular camera. Best to take it back in under warranty for an exchange. ;)
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Re: Problem with A65 LCD screen
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 10:51:19 PM »
It will not shoot if it is not focussed (you can override this too in the set-up)
Can I recommend that you have a look at Gary Friedman's book.  He has one specifically on the A77.  john

http://www.friedmanarchives.com/alpha77/index.htm

This is an EXCELLENT book that covers both the A77 AND the A65. It is BY FAR the best A77/A65 book I have read... and I've read 4 of them.

WELL worth the money.
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