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Registered: ‎02-27-2016

Re: Canon 60D out of focus through Viewfinder

Sadly it is true, I average 18,000 photos per trip and do 5 trips overseas per year.  The rest of the year the camera is used for work in the local bogland for recording insects for various insect recording schemes for biodiversity Ireland.  One trip to Portugal resulted in 23,700 photos alone in a ten day period, what can I say I really like wildlife lol, sorting through the photos afterwards is by far the biggest issue.

 

I might just send the camera in to see what a repair would cost, but I will heed the good advice here and buy a new camera, it seems my old 60D may have to finally be retired.  It has outlasted 3 Sigma 50-500mm Lenses which have all died due to IS issues so I cant complain about the camera body :-)

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Canon 60D out of focus through Viewfinder

You are one lucky dude.  You must have callouses on your finger!  Since the 60D has only been out for five or six years, that is a lot of finger snapping.

Get a new camera..............................

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
VIP
Posts: 8,038
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Canon 60D out of focus through Viewfinder

While looking for information about something else, I ran across an article that had an excellent illustration of the inner workings of the viewfinders.

 

 

EOS_DSLR_Viewfinder_Pentaprism.PNG

The pentaprism in your 60D could be the hollow type, and it could simply be damaged in some way.

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-27-2016

Re: Canon 60D out of focus through Viewfinder

Many thanks I am sending it off to see if it can be repaired, if only for posterity as a camera that took that many shots Smiley Happy  I have burnt out every one of my previous cameras through over-use as well...  My poor little Sony Bridge camera is having to shoulder the load until my new 7D arrives.

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