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My Pentax k50 only takes good pictures when using the live view (monitor) When using the viewfinder, all pictures are dark. What is the problem?

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SOURCE: is my canon eos 400d broken?

This is a Digital SLR With SLR cameras you can only use the viewfinder because the image comesi nto the lens and up to the viewfinder via a mirror. When to take a pic the mirror flips up[usually with a crash] and the image goes to the CCD- afterwards you will get an image briefly in the LCD.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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It sounds like the infamous aperture control problem. I had mine fixed by this place:

http://www.garryscamera.com/

They had it for a couple of weeks, and when I got it back it worked perfectly.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Dark fuzzy/flickering screen - Cannon PowerShot A75

This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: my d40 has a image in viewfinder, will not take picture.

What lens are you using with the D40? Is it an AF-S lens? And is the Mirror Lockup on? Chech the Custom Settings menu. If mirror lockup is on, turn it off.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my d40 has a image in viewfinder, will not take picture

It sounds to me that you are using an incompatible lens or a broken one. Does this happen with the lens that came with the camera?

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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