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Hi there, My Camera's viewfinder shows grey whenever it ispowered on soin bright light, images are not so visible, yet during play back, it shows with color. some one help me with this problem.

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There is only one control on the VF unit. Brightness Control. So if the brightness control does not resolve the grey problem, VF need repair by technician probably replacing some component to remedy the problem. -James. For further assistance by email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com

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