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Subject too dark in viewfinder

Cannot take pictures. Shbject is too dark in the viewfinder have tried different lens still the same. Camera will flash and take picture with the lens not attached.

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  • hcole Mar 05, 2008

    image in view finder very dark?

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It sounds like the infamous aperture control problem. I had mine fixed by this place:

http://www.garryscamera.com/

They had it for a couple of weeks, and when I got it back it worked perfectly.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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I hope that you found my answer useful, once you've tried another battery to confirm what I've suggested I'd appreciate it if you return the favour by rating my answer.

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