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No Preview image on screen, Must use Viewfinder

I have a Canon Rebel XT 18-55...I should be able to take a picture by using the preview image onscreen....but the screen does not show what I am looking at. I have to use the manual Viewfinder

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Yep
sorry you bought a DSLR...its impossible...

only with the new DSLR's its possible, (rebel XSi & rebel XS)
this feature is called 'live view'.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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