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Lcd monitor cannot see image when preparing to shoot on lcd monitor can only use viewfinder. Answer on cannon web site mention reflex mirror dont understand. Help

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On a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) like your Rebel, the shutter remains closed until you actually take a picture. The camera cannot display an image on the LCD since there is no way to preview one that has not been captured.

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