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Info in my D40 viewfinder

Simon in Easton

UK
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Simon in Easton Registered since 28th Jul 2011
Sun 21-Aug-11 07:37 PM

Hi folks,
After a half a century of eying up these lovely cameras, I have bought a second-hand D40 and I can tell you I'm delighted! But one thing is puzzling me - the strip of info visible in the viewfinder is partially obscured - I have to 'look down' at it to see the characters at full height. If I look straight through the viewfinder, as one might to compose the shot, I can only see the top half of the characters in the info strip - is this normal or has something got out of alignment??

CharlieS

US
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#1. "RE: Info in my D40 viewfinder" | In response to Reply # 0

CharlieS Registered since 29th Aug 2007
Sun 21-Aug-11 09:50 PM

are you by chance wearing polarized sunglasses when this happens? The same thing happened to me this summer with both my D300 and D700, after a moment of panic i thought to take the sunglasses off and the problem went away.

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Simon in Easton

UK
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#2. "RE: Info in my D40 viewfinder" | In response to Reply # 1

Simon in Easton Registered since 28th Jul 2011
Mon 22-Aug-11 05:01 AM

No, I'm not wearing any glasses at all... I do need to use glasses to see print but the dioptre adjustment in the viewfinder means I don't have to wear them when I use the camera.
Its a difficult problem to describe, but all I can say is that the pictures that show the 'info. bar' in the printed user guide show all the characters clearly & completely whereas in order to see them like that in my actual 'info bar' I have to look down at them by peering down from the top of the viewfinder - somethings not right, I'm sure!
I guess I should take it into a Nikon dealer.
Thanks for your good idea, though

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#3. "RE: Info in my D40 viewfinder" | In response to Reply # 2

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 22-Aug-11 12:20 PM

There is some viewing distance from the eye piece and the display of the image and data fills viewfinder when one's eye is properly lined up with the projected image. You may need to move you head up or down with respect to the eye piece until you can see if all. If that does not work, then the mask that projects that data is misaligned.

If you bought your camera at a local camera shop, you might go back to talk with them about this issue.

George
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