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Viewfinder & Live View Very Dark

ericbowles

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"RE: Viewfinder & Live View Very Dark"

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Sat 29-Dec-12 12:13 PM | edited Sat 29-Dec-12 12:15 PM by ericbowles

With Auto selected and Auto ISO the camera is probably able to compensate for a stuck aperture. Check the images to see if aperture and ISO are actually changing with each image.

Try Aperture priority with a fixed ISO - not auto ISO. See if you can confirm that Aperture is not changing. Then try Shutter priority and see if the aperture automatically changes.

I'm pretty sure you have a stuck aperture in your lens. It is stuck at a narrow setting - probably all the way stopped down to f/22 which is why everything is dark. Normally the viewfinder is bright because the aperture wide open for focus regardless of your settings.

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