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LCD Display When taking a picture I am not seeing any display in the LCD.

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I used to see the screen before taking a photo as well. Now it doesn't show anything. Whether this is 'normal' or not, I want to be able to see the screen again. This is a very expensive camera and I want to be able to have the functions I had when I first bought it, just a few months ago! I can still look at the photos after taking the picture but the screen is not working before. In the book, it shows the screen working before.

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Re: LCD Display

If you mean you see no picture on the lcd monitor before you take the picture and see it only after you have taken it than this is normal with digital SLRs. But if you mean you see nothing on the lcd monitor after you have taken a picture ( no playback ) then either the shutter is not working , or the CMOS sensor is not working or the camera is not communicating with CF card.

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