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I can't get the lcd screen to show me what I am shooting. I have the canon xsi.

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    can't get the lcd screen to show me what i am shooting, when i am in the shade i can see a little but in the sun none. Have tried to change the exposure and white balance, and the quality but none have help.

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For the XSI, go into menu. It will be the second tools menu (setup). Go to I believe it's called live communications settings to enable the live preview. Choose enable and hit menu to get out of the menu. Next, hit the set button and your live preview will appear.
Note...this is only going to work in your creative modes such as M, TV, AV and P...it will not work in basic modes like portrait, landscape, etc.

Hope this helps!

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