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

Lcd screen stays on and cannot see subject

\015 Just purchased camera, cannot turn off lcd status screen to view subject through lcd. \302\240What am i doing wrong?\015\012\015\012\015\012\015

Answers :

"Live View", where you can see and compose your picture on the LCD, was not available on any digital SLR before 2007 (the Rebel XTi came out in late 2006). So you need to compose your picture using the optical viewfinder, take your picture, and the picture shows up on the LCD after you've taken it.
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\015\012But it's still faster than having to wait until the film is developed. :-)
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