Canon 350D -LCD display start

Discussion in 'Canon' started by vmahadevan, May 11, 2006.

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    vmahadevan Guest

    Hi All,
    I just bought a Canon 350D.
    When i start the camera the LCD display doesnt start, i am having to
    use the viewfinder which is
    frustating.Unfortunately i have a german handbook and it is of no help.
    I checked all the menu options, but no where i get to see the option to
    start the LCD viewer.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    vmahadevan, May 11, 2006
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    Stephen Guest

    The LCD display doesn't work as a viewfinder on a DSLR, mainly because the
    mirror is in the way of the sensor.
    Stephen, May 11, 2006
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    Stephen Guest

    Stephen, May 11, 2006
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    Stu Carter Guest

    And the shutter curtains, too.

    As far as I know, the 20Da is the only Canon DSLR with LCD preview -
    although that does require mirror lock-up - and you pay handsomely for it.


    Stu Carter, May 11, 2006
  5. The LCD doesn't show anything until you have taken a photo.
    It should then show the photo you have just taken.
    If it stays dark then:
    - press the MENU button
    - use the cursor keys (around the SET button) to select the Blue/White Arrow
    - Select Review Time and set it to something other than OFF.

    You should then see your picture.

    Alternatively (and more simply!) take a photo then:
    - press the Blue Arrow button which is on the left of the LCD screen.

    You should then see the photo you;ve just taken.

    You'll start to appreciate the view finder when you:
    - are taking photos in bright light which would obscure the LCD or
    - are using a long lens which would make the camera a little
    hard to hold at arm's length (as yoiu would if using the LCD).

    Regards, Ian.
    Fred Anonymous, May 11, 2006
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    vmahadevan Guest

    Hello Everybody,
    Many thanks for all the info.This was just something i was looking to
    Thanks to Stephen for providing me the link to the manual's.
    Good luck and Cheers
    vmahadevan, May 12, 2006
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