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Lcd moniter how do i get the moniter to always show what im photographing. It only shows up right after i shoot.

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This is called "Live View" and it is not possible with the K100D. For that, you must purchase one of the more recent models. I don't think the K200D has it yet, but I believe the K20D has it. (Don't quote me on that.)

My buddy just got it with his new Canon Digital Rebel XTsi? Not sure what the model is.

My solution to this (with my K100D) is just take lots and lots of shots. Hopefully one of them turns out to be a keeper!

That's how the professionals used to do it with film and no preview (during or after).

Take care & Happing Imaging!
Glen
:)

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).

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