Fixing Blurry Viewfinder on your Sony a6000 (Easy)

Howdy folks. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing there is a good chance you looked through your a6000’s viewfinder and realized, “wait, why the heck is everything so blurry?”.

In this article, I’ll explain to you why that happens and how to fix it.

Let’s dive in.

Brief Explanation

So, every camera (that has a viewfinder, at least), has this tiny dial called a “diopter”. What the diopter does is essentially “refocuses” the viewfinder to accommodate people with glasses or bad vision.

So, chances are, if your viewfinder is out-of-focus, you likely just bumped the diopter on accident. I’ve done that hundreds of times over my decade of practicing photography.

So how do you fix it?

diopter position
This is likely your culprit. A diopter adjusts the “focus” of the viewfinder.

It’s stupidly easy: you just spin the diopter while looking through the viewfinder until everything comes “back into focus”.

To make it a bit easier: make sure the camera has focus locked in on something first. Half-press your shutter button and check the rear screen to make sure the camera has focus locked, then dive into the viewfinder and adjust it.

And that’s literally it, hopefully the mystery of “why is my viewfinder blurry?” is solved! Thanks for reading, and feel free to check out some of my other a6k-focused guides.