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I have a Canon EOS 500D and am using a standard 15-85mm lens. The image in my viewfinder appears blurred as do the digital settings you can see when looking through the viewfinder. The camera still performs autofocus and beeps in the same way and when the image is taken it is perfectly in focus.

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There's a diopter control just to the right of the viewfinder. Adjust it while looking through the viewfinder until the display is sharp.

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I have a Cannon EOS Rebel xsi SLR camera. When I look through the viewfinder the image is blurred. IT worked fine the last time I used it, but this time it is blurred and I haven;t been able to correct...


Two possible situations. It might be that the lens focusing system isn't working. Try focusing by hand (turn the lens manually) If the image moves through a point of sharp focus, then you have a lens or focus motor problem.
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Image in viewfinder slightly unfocused, photo clear.


Either your viewfinder needs to be cleaned or your camera needs to be cleaned. Most of the time it is the mirror in the camera that is causing this issue and cleaning it will make everything better.

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Image in the viewfinder appears blurry


you have adjust diaptor wheel acoording to your eye setting. adjust your camera according to this sujetion you want get blurry picture.
you can get this diaptor wheel next to view finder.

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In auto mode - can't get the image on the LCD screen - only through the viewfinder. The screen remains in the settings screen


Have you enabled Live View in the Menu? After it's enabled, press the SET button at the centre of the quick dial to turn on/off Live View.

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If I buy a Canon EOS 500D body wil my 500n AF lens fit it and operate OK?


All canon EF and EF-S lenses work with 500D /T1i model.(yes all)
If your lens is removed from old 500N body and if it has EF marked it will work for every Digital camera model of canon.
Note: its focal length will be multiplied by 1.6 X factor.
(mean 18 mm lens will become 29mm approx.)
If you find this of help rate me.

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How do I have the viewfinder image show in the LCD display


The EOS 350D doesn't have that function (Live View). You need to shoot with the viewfinder. Only later models of D-SLRs have Live View functions (EOS 500D, 50D, 40D, etc). You can however, playback your captured shots by pressing the "Play" button

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Picture on viewfinder is blurred Everything in my viewfinder is blurred, even the numbers and stuff in there. The picture I take isn't blurred.


I think your camera has a diopter adjustment. If it does, it'll be located on the right side of the eyepiece. It's a small wheel with a + and -. Adjust that until the image is clear.
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It's possible that it is in need of cleaning. If you plan to remove the focusing screen, be exceptionally careful not to scratch it. Has it been subjected to extreme moisture conditions?


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LCD monitor does not show image you are focusing on....


The camera is a Single Lens Reflex. It is not possible to use the LCD as a viewfinder. Canon answers that question here: CanonUSA

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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.

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