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Old Dec 16, 2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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I've got a Canon DSLR (Rebel XSi).

The other day, I was trying to figure something out and stumbled upon a way to get the LCD screen to show what the lens was seeing. Most point and shoot cameras show this kind of image, so you don't need to look thru the viewer.

But with the XSi you always have to look thru the viewer then the captured image shows up on the LCD.

Now, I'm trying to get back to what I stumbled upon and can't figure it out. How did I do it? How was I able to get the LCD screen to shows images that the lens was seeing prior to snapping the photo?

I know you probably think I'm nuts, but I'm telling you I saw it. Maybe it was something in time delay shutter release?


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Old Dec 16, 2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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sounds like you found the live view. look in your manuel and it will tell you how to do it again.
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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Canon calls that Live View and seeing that you found it tells me that the custom function is turned on. So you must have push the button in the center of the large dial on the back of the camera. At least that the way the 40D turns the Live View on and off.
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