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Viewfinder is blurry

I've had this camera for 5 months now but I've never really paid any attention to the viewfinder. But lately, whenever I look through the viewfinder it's unbearably blurry. I have no idea why. Is it because of lack of focus or is it just the camera?

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Re: Viewfinder is blurry

I have given DRHIFI a "Fixya" rating as this is the exact solution to the problem. (As shown in previous solutions I have given for the same issue.)

Tone down the CAPS though, buddy. :P


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