Is everyone's Rebel XT display misaligned like mine?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Veggie, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Veggie

    Veggie Guest

    I have a brand new Rebel XT, less than one week old.

    The LCD display is off, so that it is difficult to read the motor drive
    settings. (The black and white LCD display, not the color image
    display). The LCD has an upside triangle that points to "One shot", "AI
    Focus", or "AI Servo". The labels are on the plastic lens, so there is
    a small amount of parallax. But you have to read way over to the side
    to make things line up. Meaning the person sitting next to you sees it
    right.

    Are they all like this? I'm assessing my options, and I don't want to
    hassle with it if they are all like this. I'll admit this may sound
    like a nit, but it is annoying :|

    Here is a pic of the problem:
    http://geocities.com/anonymyth/rebelxt_badlcd_tiny.jpg

    Btw, for those of you that are wondering, my display was attempting to
    indicate "AI Focus."
     
    Veggie, Jun 18, 2005
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    Charles Guest

    It should not be like that. Mine lines up perfectly. Yours is
    defective. You should definitly exchange it.
     
    Charles, Jun 18, 2005
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    Slack Guest


    Mine, like Charlie's, lines up right on the money.

    I would go for an exchange if I were you.
     
    Slack, Jun 18, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    Mine, too.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Jun 18, 2005
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    Frank ess Guest

    Mine flashes:

    " I D I O T -- I D I O T -- I D I O T ...
    -- save for two more months ...
    -- and you could have had a _20D_ ! ! ! "
     
    Frank ess, Jun 18, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    Not mine. It flashes: "You go the right camera for the job. The 20D
    wouldn't fit in your CamelBack."

    I'll get a 20D (or maybe a 20Da since I'm getting a telescope for my
    girlfriend) or 1DmkII or similar some day but right now the XT is perfect
    for my usage.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Jun 18, 2005
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    Veggie Guest

    I'm sure the 20d is better overall, but I need a small and light SLR.
    You don't want your camera weighing more than your water on hikes.
    Funny, a lot of reviews say the Rebel XT too light, lacking heft (to
    dampen vibrations). Bull-oney, it has plenty of heft. Different
    cameras for different applications, that's why Canon makes a range of
    products.

    Anyway, thanks for the quick feedback. Looks like I got a bum XT that
    squeaked thru QA. I'll be calling for an RMA today.

    Love the camera though. Canon makes great stuff ;) No flames from the
    D70 fanbase, please.
     
    Veggie, Jun 18, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest


    I mounted my D70 on a shotgun stock with a 40lb lead weight to control
    the kickback from the mirror flap. Smooth as butter now.

    <joking>

    : - )
     
    Paul Furman, Jun 19, 2005
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