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Jun 12, 2009 19:10 |  #1

I just got back from canon service center last week.
I got the grip stuck to my 30D and they fix it.

but now everything from the viewfinder is blurry. I tried to adjust using the diopter, still no good.
using autofocus still work, but this going to give me a lot of trouble, because I can't see it sharp on the viewfinder.

Is there a way to fix this? I have a wedding tomorrow and can't go to the service center till monday.


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Jun 12, 2009 19:19 |  #2

Have you looked into the camera to see if it has a finger print or something in there? If you can't get it fixed how about using Live View for your shoot tomorrow and then send it in on Monday?

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Jun 12, 2009 19:21 |  #3

no there is no finger print.
i tried using manual focus and focus on something, it looked sharp on the viewfinder but when i look at the picture on the lcd it's totally out of focus.
I have the 30D it doesn't have live view.

thanks


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Jun 12, 2009 19:52 |  #4

Sounds like your focusing screen has come loose. Try reseating it. The 30D's focusing screen is held in by a small little bracket. If you look at the top of the camera, the foam strip that dampens the mirror hides the tab that holds the focus screen in. try pressing that tab up and see if it locks.


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Jun 12, 2009 20:32 |  #5

sounds like the focus screen to me as well. Could it be installed upside down?


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Jun 12, 2009 20:51 |  #6

yesssssssssssssss....

it was the focusing screen... it took me a while to fix it.... but Thank God...

You guys are awesome...
thanks guys...


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Jun 13, 2009 17:30 |  #7

psxindo wrote in post #8100119 (external link)
yesssssssssssssss....

it was the focusing screen... it took me a while to fix it.... but Thank God...

You guys are awesome...
thanks guys...



It was upside down, wasn't it?


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Jun 13, 2009 18:13 |  #8

thats pretty crappy service if they shipped you back a camera like that


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Jun 13, 2009 18:18 |  #9

I agree. When they send you a link to tell them how their service was, give them a 1 and tell them they suck. That really stinks.


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