Having problems with your Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital Camera ?

The camera is focusing but the in the viewfinder it is not focusing. I have turned the camera on and off, reset the lens, and cleaned the sensors.

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Right to the viewfinder there is a knob to compensate vision problems, this knob i used for people with prescription glasses should use it if they want to look through the viewfinder without their glasses\012Move the knob either way until YOU see it in focus.\012Make sure the dot inside to the right is illuminated which means THE CAMERA is in focus.
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