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Help! 2nd hand EOS 300D. Blurry in viewfinder and photos.

simonkage
Apprentice

Target recticule clear/sharp once daiopter adjusted. Still Blurry.

Cleaned with microfibre lens cleaner, no changes.

Thank you for your attention.

Simon.

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rs-eos
Elite
Elite

What lens do you have? If you have a second lens, does that also produce blurry images?

Blurry images though can be the result of several different things.  To help rule out an issue with the camera and/or lens, set the camera to Auto mode.  Then, on a sunny day, go outside and capture something with lots of detail.  Or even indoors near a window that is letting lots of light in.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

jrhoffman75
Legend
Legend

@simonkage wrote:

Target recticule clear/sharp once daiopter adjusted. Still Blurry.

Cleaned with microfibre lens cleaner, no changes.

Thank you for your attention.

Simon.


To clarify: 1. you adjusted diopter so image in viewfinder is sharp. 2. the image is not sharp.

1. is lens on AF setting? 2. does the green focus confirmation dot light up?

Can you post an image with the condition using Dropbox or One Drive?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

simonkage
Apprentice

Thank you for the replys, I need to test a few things.

And to clarify, the target recticule is sharp and in focus after adjusting the diopter, while the background to the viewfinder (ie, the thing im currently pointing the camera to) is still a blurr.

I bought this off WEX photo and video and it had a recon rating of 8 or 9.

For the future, do only purchase gear from authorized Canon resellers.  Wex isn't on that list.   To see the most currently list, visit Canon's Where to Buy page and download the PDF under the Canon Authorized Dealer section.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

300D is very old. Original consumer camera. Digital Rebel in US market. 

Wex is UK based. Stated as an authorized seller.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Hi.

Still unclear to me exactly what is happening. 

Is the camera indicating proper focus via the green dot (shutter fires but the actual photo is not in focus) or is the camera not focusing at all. (no green dot and the shutter won't fire).

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

simonkage
Apprentice

BLURR.PNG

This is what im seeing after properly cleaning the available surfaces. The targeting recticule is completely in focus, but image in viewfinder and pictures are blurred like this. Should I return this? or are there fixes I can try.
Thank you all.


@simonkage wrote:

BLURR.PNG

This is what im seeing after properly cleaning the available surfaces. The targeting recticule is completely in focus, but image in viewfinder and pictures are blurred like this. Should I return this? or are there fixes I can try.
Thank you all.


This is what your viewfinder should look like:

IMG_1879.png

I suggest you go back to where you purchased it and go over camera with them. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic
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