As is typical for me I decide to test the camera for a studio shoot tomorrow. I'll be using studio flash and as is my usual I always shoot in manual. I've had the A57 a week now and having played around with it I'm finding it good to get on with. Except when I set it to manual the view finder is as dark as the night. I've looked through the manual and found nothing so far to show what to do. In aperture priority its fine but I can't use that setting. I've just tried the shutter priority and that's the same as manual. Is this normal for this type of camera. If it is it's a major draw back and something I wished I knew about as it makes for hard work when shooting either sport or studio work. So guys am I not doing something and will I be kicking myself for not thinking of it. Or am I going to have to live with this major drawback.