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02-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Is there a brightness switch inside the viewfinder?

It is a beautifull bright sunny day outside. My question refers to the fact that I cannot see any of the info that is supposed to be displayed in the viewfinder when i am outside. Can I set the brightness inside the viewfinder ?
Thank you.
In case you did not know or read in the discussion forum, I just got my first DSLR. A K200D. So this is all new to me.

02-27-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new camera!

I don't know if this will be of any help but a few thoughts....

Do you wear glasses? I find that my glasses sometimes prevent my eye from being against the diopter thing-a-ma-gig enough to block out bright light.

Sometimes I have found that I need to adjust the angle(?) of my line of vision in order to see the info on the bottom.

I don't know if these suggestions will help you so hopefully someone with a better idea will come along.

Again, congrats on your new camera. I know you will have LOTS of fun.

02-27-2009, 04:53 PM   #3

I wear a baseball cap or something with a wide brim if it is painfully bright... anything that will cover that area between the eye and cam...
02-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Short nswer: no. That's why peopel find ways of shielding their eyes or moving their eyes around to get the best view. When really stuck, you can look at the top LCD.


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