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Aperture and shutter speed value display on viewfinder

 
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Oct 05, 2008 20:03 |  #1

On my rebel XTI, I find that the display of the aperture size, shutter speed and exposure while viewing through the viewfinder is just not sharp. They appear blurd. Of course, the workaround of seeing these on the LCD and setting them and then seeing the image through the viewfinder works, but it is still a nuisance!!

Is the rebel xti that I have a bad piece or is it general to all models? I have owned this for about 6 months now so its pretty new.
Appreciate any advice. thanks!!


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Oct 05, 2008 20:07 |  #2

I think you need to adjust the diopter (the little wheel) next to the VF until the image is sharp. It sounds to me like this is not set correctly for your eyes.

How sharp do the little focus boxes look? Does the image seem sharp in the VF after you autofocus?


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Oct 05, 2008 20:25 |  #3

Thanks JeffreyG!!
I fiddled around a bit with the diopter and it looks much better now.


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Oct 06, 2008 08:33 |  #4

I fiddled around a bit with the diopter and it looks much better now.

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Oct 06, 2008 08:56 |  #5

Best way to adjust a diopter is to remove the lens, then look thru the viewfinder. Find a feature on the focusing screen, such as the center circle, and alter the diopter setting until that feature is in sharpest focus.


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Oct 06, 2008 21:42 |  #6

Aah..a drop of paint is a good idea...
Thanks guys, for the help!


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Oct 07, 2008 01:25 |  #7

Yes, and remember to disclose the paint when you sell the camera. ;)




  
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