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Oct 08, 2011 22:27 |  #1
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I've had my 50D for about a year, but I'm curious about this situation. Looking through the viewfinder is similar to the first photo. I couldn't get an actual picture of looking through the viewfinder. Imagine the black bar is blurry at the bottom of it. I couldn't even get the brush tool to feather in PSE 8.

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The actual photo is this.
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So you can see how the viewfinder is partially blocked. Live View shows the actual coverage. I opened the focusing screen tray and discovered there is some felt. I removed the screen and put the tray back and the felt is much clearer when looking through the viewfinder. Here is the felt.

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There is no effect on photos; it's just a little annoying to not see the whole frame when looking through the viewfinder. Is this on all 50D's? I tried searching here and the internet but couldn't find anything. My 40D didn't have this problem. I opened my 5DII focusing screen tray and the felt isn't in the way.

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Oct 08, 2011 22:35 |  #2

Hmm, I don't have a 50D, but I've never heard of that issue. It sounds like the felt is coming loose...? Is this the first time you've taken out the focusing screen?


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Oct 08, 2011 22:41 |  #3
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Yes, first time I've taken out the focusing screen. The viewfinder has been like this since since I bought it.


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Oct 08, 2011 22:46 |  #4

Hmm, you might ask in the 50D users thread if anyone has seen that issue. How long have you had the camera?


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Thanks, I posted in the 50D thread too. I bought it around April 2010.


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Oct 08, 2011 23:08 |  #6

Hmm, and it's been doing this since you bought it? Wow, this would have been a warranty repair...you might want to contact Canon and see what they say!


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Oct 09, 2011 00:25 |  #7

I'm a user of 50D and this is not normal... on my 50D 98% what I see in view finder it''s on the photo...




  
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