Having problems with your Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera with 24-105mm Lens ?

I only see a circle when looking through the viewfinder instead of the rectangular area.

\015 Not sure how I did it, but when I look through the viewfinder on my Canon EOS 5D instead of seeing the rectangular area I only see a circle with the rest of the area black.\015

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Sounds like the aperture / iris might be locked... presumeably its rectangular when lens is off camera (or trying another lens).
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