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Registered: ‎04-04-2018

Canon Rebel eos t1i Viewfinder Status Bar Numbers/Manual Settings Unreadable/Illegible

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I recently started using a T1i and when I look through the viewfinder, I cannot read the settings at the bottom. It appears that all the lines which make up the letters/numbers are lit up at once... I already adjusted the dioptic/viewfinder dial (+/- dial) and that didn't make a difference. Viewfinder is not blurry, but green numbers at the bottom in the status bar are just unreadable. I don't use my screen often and I can't figure out how to get this camera set up to where I can just use the viewfinder like I did with my 50D. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Canon Rebel eos t1i Viewfinder Status Bar Numbers/Manual Settings Unreadable/Illegible

Sounds like it is broken. If you are inside and cannot see them, then it is probably defective.

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Re: Canon Rebel eos t1i Viewfinder Status Bar Numbers/Manual Settings Unreadable/Illegible

That's what I was afraid of. UGHHHHH

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Re: Canon Rebel eos t1i Viewfinder Status Bar Numbers/Manual Settings Unreadable/Illegible

Hi, Freemaa5!

 

You might reach out to support to see if they have any troubleshooting tips to help get you up and shooting. Our team is available weekdays from 8am to Midnight (ET) and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm (ET) at 1-800-OK-CANON (800-652-2666). 

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Re: Canon Rebel eos t1i Viewfinder Status Bar Numbers/Manual Settings Unreadable/Illegible

Sunny 16 Rule.  Smiley Happy

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