Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus

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Perched on the top right edge of the viewfinder is a tiny black knob, officially called the dioptric adjustment control. I labeled the knob in Figure 1-4. With this control, you can adjust the magnification of the viewfinder to mesh with your eyesight.

If you don't take this step, scenes that appear out-of-focus through the viewfinder may actually be sharply focused through the lens, and vice versa.

Dioptric adjustment knob

Autofocus point

Dioptric adjustment knob

Autofocus point

Figure 1-4: Use the dioptric adjustment control to set the viewfinder focus for your eyesight.

Here's how to make the necessary adjustment:

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