Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera ?

Vewing the shot before I take it on the lcd

\015 Got an Canon XTi for Christmas, cannot figure out how to view the shot before I take it on the lcd screen. Scanned through the manual and could not find the solution. Is it possible to see the shot before it is taken on the lcd screen? This is my first Digital SLR Camera, was a photography major in my undergrad but had a Canon AE1 film camera, so this is all new to me. I would appreciate you help. Thank you, Janet\015

Answers :

Hi Janet;
\015\012On most DSLR cameras you cannot compose or shoot using the LCD screen. The ability to preview the image using the LCD is fairly new to SLR's, and is known as "live view" on most models. So, like yourAE1, you still need to compose using the eye-level finder, then review your effort on the LCD later.
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