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Jun 20, 2009 08:21 |  #1

Hi I just purchased an XSI, and it is my first DSLR. I am confused as to the cameras ability to display the subject image. Is this a feature it dose not have, or is there a setting off?

If it dose not offer this option, can someone please explain why?

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Jun 20, 2009 08:25 |  #2

Is this before of after the image is taken?

If before, you can set the camera to live view and compose the image, then take the picture.


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Jun 20, 2009 09:17 |  #3

signguy wrote in post #8143273 (external link)
Hi I just purchased an XSI, and it is my first DSLR. I am confused as to the cameras ability to display the subject image. Is this a feature it dose not have, or is there a setting off?

If it dose not offer this option, can someone please explain why?

Thanks, Mike

Please don't explain what I think you are going to........

Are you under the impression that the LCD on the back of the camera is used like a point and shoot camera?


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Jun 20, 2009 09:20 |  #4

montanawild wrote in post #8143471 (external link)
Please don't explain what I think you are going to........

Are you under the impression that the LCD on the back of the camera is used like a point and shoot camera?

On the XSi it can be.


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Jun 20, 2009 09:24 |  #5

Yes in live view, I know. I was just thinking about the time my cousin called me after getting his first DSLR and he thought it was broke because the rear LCD wasn't showing a "preview". No live view on his cam. I laughed so hard.

Sorry if I came off sounding like a jerk. Wasn't my intention. So much is lost in communicating via internet. My bad.


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Jun 20, 2009 09:27 |  #6
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signguy wrote in post #8143273 (external link)
Hi I just purchased an XSI, and it is my first DSLR. I am confused as to the cameras ability to display the subject image. Is this a feature it dose not have, or is there a setting off?

If it dose not offer this option, can someone please explain why?

Thanks, Mike

Please read the users manual.
Users here can answer that, but unless they write 15 paragraphs, chances are you won't understand their answer. The manual has those paragraphs.


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Jun 20, 2009 09:27 |  #7

Try using the viewfinder, it's *much* better.


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Jun 20, 2009 09:28 |  #8

Gotta wait for the OPs response. If it is to use the LCD for preview than gentle encouragement away from the lcd and to the viewfinder is appropriate. But if it is not working to review, then the debugging begins.


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Jun 20, 2009 09:36 |  #9
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using the live view? you might as well stick to your old P&S...




  
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Jun 20, 2009 15:03 as a reply to  @ rumplepigskin's post |  #10

Thanks guys, yes I'm busted, I was trying to use it as a point & shoot. I wasn't aware it was called "live View". Whats more I'm not familiar with the DLSR cameras at all.

I simply wanted a camera that I can take high quality photos with, and build on.

I have a point & shoot, and an old 35 mm full manual slr(Minolta). The Minolta takes great shots, but it is what it is.

Perhaps in my first post I should have asked wheres a good place to begin the understanding of how to use the camera?

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Jun 20, 2009 15:20 |  #11

signguy wrote in post #8144848 (external link)
Perhaps in my first post I should have asked wheres a good place to begin the understanding of how to use the camera?

Mike

THis is a great site to get going
http://web.canon.jp/im​aging/enjoydslr/index.​html (external link)
Very pictorial, walks you through not only the features but when and how to use them. Great link to reference until you become accustom you your now camera.


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Jun 20, 2009 15:21 |  #12

BTW.. Welcome to the forum. Pull up a chair and stick around. Lots of great info and some very talented photographers hang here.


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Jun 20, 2009 17:45 |  #13

gjl711 wrote in post #8144919 (external link)
BTW.. Welcome to the forum. Pull up a chair and stick around. Lots of great info and some very talented photographers hang here.

Thanks, I appreciate the tips! Nice to come to a forum where the people are respectful and welcoming.


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Jun 20, 2009 18:09 as a reply to  @ signguy's post |  #14

One of the first things you should get accustomed to is how to hold the camera when taking photos. That includes using the optical viewfinder.
Get used to that, because as your skill grows, you'll want to make full use of your DSLR, and then there's no other option. Not with todays cameras, at least.


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