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D80 Monitor does not function as view finder.

The camera monitor cannot be used to frame an image. The monitor is black. Once an image is captured, the monitor displays the image normally. All other monitor functions seem to be working normally. How do I activate the monitor so that I can use it like a view finder?

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To be able to do what you want, your camera would have to have a feature called "live view"....yours does not.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • philipentwis Jul 02, 2011

    I have a D80 my live view has worked perfectly for over 2 years now it has stopped working today. You say this camera does not have this capability? mine has had it for the last two years!

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