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I just lpurchased a Canon 5D MarkII. Originally the LSD showed single photos when I reviewed past shots. Then it changed to showing four shots and now it changed to nine shots. The instruction manual on this doesn't get me back showing single shots. That manual is worthless in its explanation. How do I solve this problem? For future reference do you have a phone number I can call to get help when I need it? If you charge for calls so be it. I just need to get familiar with this excellent camera by a resource other than the manual. having the manual as a resource.

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On the back of the camera near the right top are 3 buttons. One of them has an icon resembling a checkerboard. Press that and it should change your view of playback pictures.

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Eos 5D lcd screen stays black when power is turned on. It will show menu and review photos taken but otherwise remains black so it will not show what is in front of the lens.


This is not a problem: the LCD monitor cannot be used as viewfinder for shooting as with digital compact camera's or non-professional DSLR's.
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Unfortunately the 5D (original) doesn't have live-view - which allows you to see the picture before you take it. It doesn't have video either but I guess you already knew that.

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I understand there isn't a manual, just a quick how-to guide. Here's some basic use info from a review
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The Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip is designed specifically for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II as shown above with a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens mounted. To get the Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip into the position shown, the LP-E6 Battery is removed from the 5D II and the battery door detaches. The BG-E6 slides up into the battery compartment and locks into place via the tripod socket screw seen on the BG-E6 just below the lens in the above image. The BG-E6 provides its own tripod adapter threads - this functionality is not lost.

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If the problem still happens after multiple resets contact the place you bought the camera from and see if you can get a replacement. If the camera is still under warranty canon will try and repair your camera and won't replace unless it is unable to be fixed.

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