D700 VF out of focus when battery out

Started Sep 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
M Lammerse
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Re: D700 VF out of focus when battery out
In reply to KVirtanen, Sep 25, 2009

Yes,

My apologizes
so the camera is powered but not...on
Michel

KVirtanen wrote:

The camera needs to be on to give you a clear view through the viewfinder.

Not actually... The camera needs the battery inside it to give me sharp image through the viewfinder, be it on or off (D700 is never fully off, though). I don't have to turn the camera on to e.g. try different angles and focus when shooting. I turn the camera on when I need to take a picture.

BUT. As soon as I take out the battery, the once sharp, correctly focused view finder image blurs and dims. Try it out

It surprised me because I had never looked through the viewfinder when there's no battery inside the camera.

Why is that? What is moving inside the camera to cause that?

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