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T5i Viewfinder/Liveview ALWAYS showing blurred background no matter the aperture. Pictures take fine

Issue: I can't get my Canon Rebel T5i (viewfinder OR live view) to update my preview based on my aperture! It ALWAYS makes it look like I have a blurry background. It's just not working right, as far as I can tell.


Example: At 1.8 aperture, the preview screen showed everything in the background of my subject blurred (like it should). But when I switched to a 22 aperture, it still showed the background blurred on the preview screen. So I pushed halfway on the shutter button. No change. I took the picture, and everything was in focus on the image I took (no blurry background) but when I looked at my camera in live-view/viewfinder again, it still showed the background blurred out still (even though the pictures it was taking were fine).

 

Things I have tried: I have tried this with different lenses, different priority modes (aperture priority, manual), and different focus modes (single, multi)... I've even tried putting it to a different f-stop, turning the camera off and back on, but nothing helps!

 

Do I have a setting wrong? Is this just how my camera is?

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Re: T5i Viewfinder/Liveview ALWAYS showing blurred background no matter the aperture. Pictures take

The lens is always wide open for focussing. THere is a depth of preview button on the front of the camera that will stop down the aperture.

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Re: T5i Viewfinder/Liveview ALWAYS showing blurred background no matter the aperture. Pictures take

I use a scroll.. ummm.. thingie to step down the aperture, and that's right behind my shutter button. But I don't see anything that's specifically for preview purposes.
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Re: T5i Viewfinder/Liveview ALWAYS showing blurred background no matter the aperture. Pictures take

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Welcome to the forum.

 

The Main Dial (which is what you are talking about) changes the camera setting for aperture but it doesn't stop down the aperture.

 

That is button near the lens mount.

 

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: T5i Viewfinder/Liveview ALWAYS showing blurred background no matter the aperture. Pictures take

OMG!! Thank you so much!!!

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