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Lcd Hi. I was sure that the LCD monitor could be used instead of the viewfinder. I cannot find any information on how to activate that portion. All I can do is turn the LCD off and on and in the on position all it ever shows is the current settings. When a picture is taken it goes to the 2 second viewing and then back to the settings menu. I went through the manual and cannot find any advice.

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  • katescarlata Jul 06, 2008

    I have the new rebel xsi and I can't figure out how to set the camera to use the lcd as the viewfinder.  

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    can't view subject thru lcd monitor, only thru eyepiece viewfinder. canon xsi

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Normaly, a reflex camera cannot use the LCD monitor as like a non reflex camera. Your camera was designed to be used like a film camera. The CCD panel at the film plane is sort of like having a film inside the camera.

There are some high end reflex cameras that can be used in the mirror up mode to view the subject. This would be in what is called the stop-down mode. This is for specialized applications.


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