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FD-95, F-stops & Strobes?

I have a FD-95 and am working with SP 3200 strobes with light boxes and umbrellas with 100W modeling bulbs. If I want to use a small F-stop like F-11 with out any exrtra flood lights there is not enough light to see the subject in the view finder. The 3200 stobes at the lowest put out too much light to work at auto setting or the lower F-stops. Is there a way to set a small F-stop and have good light in the view finder like at F-2.8 ?, with out adding floods or moving the strobes further back than 10 feet ? Changing the shutter speed does not help as it has the same effect in the view finder. The rear lcd screen can be brightened a bit but not the view finder. Any suggestions besides a more expensive digital camera ? (D-1, Minolta 3000CR etc...) Thanks for any help in advance. Well its off to the Studio to Play with my toys.

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You might try adding an external view finder that is close to the FD-95 picture size. A lot of old cameras have them and it could also be used for sports as well, it could be added with Velcro or some other type of mounting. I am working on this problem myself. Good luck

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