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My viewfinder is all distored and out of focus but the camera shots are good

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  • Brian Johnson May 11, 2010

    There should be a knob next to the viewfinder. This is the focus for the viewfinder. Try to adjust that and see if that works.

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I just realized i needed to adjust my diopter all is good.

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