question about canon eos 500D

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  1. canon500d

    canon500d TPF Noob!

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    i bought this camera two weeks ago. i am new to DSLR photography.
    i wonder if this camera is kaputt.:(

    i have to use view finder when i use Full Auto and CA mode. in M mode, P mode, the LCD can be switched on but in Auto , CA mode, the LCD cannot be switched on. i must use the view finder.

    is this normal ? i wonder...... :confused:
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I suspect that your answer can be found in the user's manual.

    I'd suggest getting used to using the viewfinder. For most things, it's the better option.
     
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    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

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    The whole point of a DSLR or SLR is the fact you look through the lens via the viewfinder, live view via lcd screens would be useful for certain applications but not permanently on so possibly your new camera is hoping you will look before taking a shot. Read the manual for further information regarding this specific model, somewhere in there it will hold this precious information. H
     
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    canon500d TPF Noob!

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    thank you, gentlemen.
    user manual said nothing.
    i understand now i should use more the view finder, instead of LSD.
    i just wonder why this function is not functioning in certain mode. :(
    anyway, thank you.
     
  5. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Staying off the LSD is a good idea too! :lmao:

    Say, did you know your shift key is kaputt too? :thumbdown:

    You need to revisit the users manual, several times. :thumbup:

    Pay close attention to #1 on page 106, where the users manual say's nothing. http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/6/0300002246/01/eosrti-eos500d-imh-en.pdf
     
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  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Did you read page 106?
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Definitely,definitely,use more viewfinder than LSD...yes!
     
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    canon500d TPF Noob!

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    OK, got that. thank you. :blushing:
    Re :#6
    yes. peace of mind now. :lmao:
    Re :#7
    yep.:lol:
     
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    beadgirl87 TPF Noob!

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    Hey,
    I'm pretty sure the live view is only in manual modes. This is what I have noticed using the cameras in the shop. It's just something Canon have done with the camera. Nothing wrong with the camera, whoever sold it to you probably should have mentioned it.
    The live view is sometimes useful but not as accurate as the viewfinder.
     
  10. Traverse

    Traverse TPF Noob!

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    This.

    I just got off of a 500D that I used for about a year. I never had a need for the Live View screen, but it is only available in the manual modes.
     
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    Hi guys. It's a little late for this, but I have the Japanese Kiss X3 and until today the live view worked in all modes. As of last night, it only works in a few of the modes. Are the US and Japanese models, in fact, different in terms of features enabled or disabled. I've had this camera for about 3 or 4 years now.
     

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