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Can't get image in viewfinder

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How do I get the image I want to take in the view finder?

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  • goducks Jan 23, 2008

    I bought my canon digital rebel XT 4 months ago. I had to send it in for repairs because the automatic flash would not pop up. That problem is fixed, I think, but since it was repaired and returned to me, the new problem is that the LCD screen for viewing a potential picture I want to take does not light up. I went ahead and took a couple pictures in the dark to make sure the pop up flash would work and the LCD screen lit up only after the picture was taken for viewing those pictures just taken.

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Your camera works just like a film camera SLR,. You use the eyepiece to frame and focus your picture. The LCD screen is for reviewing pictures taken or menu operations.

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It is not likely the view finder is broken, because it is deep inside the camera. There can be many reasons why you can't use it as it should. Did you know you can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder and the display separately? It is in the manual page 31. And if you are with the manual (still online available) have a look on page 16 too.
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