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Sigma 35mm slr film (not digital) camera. Viewfinder turned pink

The viewfinder now has a pinkish tone. What Happened? How do I fix? Will it affect pictures?

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Being a non-digital camera, you are actually looking through the eye piece into a prism, reflecting off a mirror and then through the lens. The pink hue you see could be almost anywhere in that path.
If you do some looking around, you should be able to find a local (to you) repair person who could tell you. My guess is that it's the prism and the pictures will be normal. There is a way to trick the camera into working with the film door open, but you can damage the camera quite easily if you aren't careful.

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Look at the downloaded images recorded by the camera, if they are okay the fault lies in the LCD and ofteen the system board chip that tranlates a recorded image onto your LCD.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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