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Questions tagged [equipment-damage]

Your camera gear is broken, or might be broken, or you're worried something might break it.

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How to verify whether the invisible/removed fungus in the second hand lens is dangerous? [duplicate]

Assuming there is no huge visible fungus, inside, how to verify whether the second hand lens is affected by spores? It is said that spores don't die and fungus may regrow. Also it is said that if we ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

I have an SD card that was left in a MacBook Pro and subsequently bent directly across the lining of where the SD card sticks out from the SD card slot. The card is not detected by computer or camera, ...
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My viewfinder is dirty or damaged?

I have a problem with my viewfinder glass surface so I'm not sure is this greasiness or is glass coating damaged and how to clean or fix that?
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What could cause this strange purple stain in the image? Sensor damage?

Initial disclaimer, my hardware in question is a PTZ video surveillance camera (Hikvision DS-2DE5425IW-AE) which would make it off topic for Photography StackExchange. However the issue I'm having is ...
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What would be causing a thick black diagonal line in front of my camera's sensor?

I have a Canon XTi. On every photo I take I have a thick diagonal black line appear on the photograph. See an example picture: My next discovery came when I selected Sensor Cleaning: Manual in the ...
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How can I tell if a scratch is directly on my sensor or on the filter above it?

I have what appears to be a scratch on my sensor. I can't see it on pictures taken with apertures larger than F16, but I do see them at F32. How can I tell if a scratch is directly on my sensor or on ...
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How can I tell if a camera sensor is damaged?

I own a Sony a6500 and primarily use it for filmmaking. I was trying to clean the mirrorless sensor and used a rocket air blower to get dust out of the sensor but accidentally knocked it against the ...
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How can I remove a stuck lens from camera body (after I dropped them)?

My camera fell and my 70-300 Tamron lens hit the floor first and after that I can't remove the lens from its body. I think some parts of the lens cracked and it got stuck. How do I fix this? Can I fix ...
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The outer body of my Nikon D7200 is damaged, repair?

I recently dropped my Nikon D7200 off a counter on to concrete due to my carelessness and not checking my tripod before turning around. My question for anyone is that if it is worth it to get the body ...
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After I dropped my lens, focus locks but images are blurry — what could be wrong?

I have a Tamron 24-70 2.8 on a D610. I usually go for small apertures (F11 to 16) since I work with flashes on studio setups, my lens gives sharp images on those appertures but anything below F5.6 ...
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What could cause exposure problems after my camera got wet?

I had an unfortunate accident where my DSLR camera (and me) briefly ended up in a river. The camera wasn't fully submerged but it did get very wet. It still works, sort of, although the electrics are ...
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Can I do anything about a Nikon d750 taking 5 minutes to power on after taking saltwater damage?

I have had a Nikon d750 for a year or so, and 6 months ago it took on a bit of saltwater damage. It still works, but twice in the past it wouldn't power on, once for two weeks and once for two days. ...
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Is the Panasonic GH5's sensor likely to get damaged while in my bag? [duplicate]

The Panasonic GH5's sensor is suspended in a magnetic field when in use, allowing it to move on 5-axis to stabilise the image. However when not in use it is completely loose and flops around in its ...
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What is the source of patches in those photos?

Some more patches I think I healed some of the sun sized spots in the photo, but I did not touch the second photo. Is this the defect of the lense? I think those started appearing after one time I ...
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Will holding down a DSLR's built-in flash damage the pop-up mechanism?

I have someone at work that refuses to toggle the flash off of auto mode when taking pictures, but insists on holding the flash down with their thumb. Can this damage the mechanism that causes the ...
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How resilient are old SLRs to water damage

My over eagerness got the better of me, and I went out this evening taking some photos in the snow. The camera in use is a Yashica FX-D Quartz, which has an electronic shutter release and LED meter. ...
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A battery pin in my Canon 1300D looks bent, is it damaged?

One of the pins in the battery slot of my new Canon 1300d appears to be bent/damaged. I'm pretty sure that I did not damage the pins by inserting the battery in the wrong way. I've also inserted and ...
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My lens won't settle on a focus point after dropping it — how bad is the damage?

I have a Nikon 750. Like an idiot I let it fall with a Tamron 28-70 2.8 lens. Now on autofocus it oscillates backwards and forwards through the focus point but never hits the focus point. I assume it ...
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Do those photos show clear evidence of a dirty or damaged lens?

In Iceland, my camera (Canon Powershot G5X) endured dirt, water, and ice, with insufficient protection. At night it was freezing, and I was camping in the backcountry. After several days, the camera ...
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Logan Paul camera?

Ok in today's vlog thats 23 August from India , He had posted a vlog about capturing Eclipse . Where he purchased a 14k dollars worth lens. But the lens didn't work with his camera ??? Why did ...
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Can a camera really “ignite”?

I read this scary warning in a camera manual: Do not point the lens attached to the camera toward the sun. This may cause the camera to malfunction or even ignite due to the magnifying effect of ...
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Used camera's grip base has jutting rubber, is this serious?

I've recently upgraded to a bigger dslr (nikon d7100), which I got used. Never having owned a bigger dslr, I would like to know if the jutting part of the hand-grip base is some sort of damage or ...
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How can I fix what seems to be a stuck Ricoh FF-3AF shutter release?

At least, that's what it seems to be. Whenever you want to advance the film on this model, you have to load the film, close the door and press the shutter release button once. After that, it should ...
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How can I tell if a drop damaged my camera's sensor?

I dropped my Nikon D5500 recently from a height of around 3 ft onto a hard surface. Visibly, there is no damage to the camera. However, having handled some DSLRs, I think it's very unlikely that ...
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How can I diagnose a (possibly) malfunctioning memory card reader to fix it?

I recently dropped my wife's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5. There appears to be no damage to it whatsoever...except there seems to be an issue with its SD memory card reader that prevents it from writing ...
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the camera shutter does not always re-open

I've started having this intermittent issue on my Nikon Df. Occasionally (1 out of 50 shots?) I take a photo but the viewfinder goes dark and doesn't re-open. When i press it again it re-opens. ...
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D750 random screen static issue

About a week ago I got the D750, so far it's been working really nice, however, today I noticed that while attempting to preview a picture and zooming in, the camera did not open it immediately as if ...
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Why won't my Sigma 28-200 autofocus on my Canon EOS 500N?

Long time ago, I purchased a used body+lens: a Canon EOS 500N (entry-level film SLR), with a Sigma Aspherical 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6 UC. I've used this camera a lot, it works great, except the lens doesn'...
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My cam fell down - Dark Image

My Nikon 7100 fell down today and since then the image is darker. First I thought it was from the lens (Nikkor 18-200mm), but I put my second lens, a prime lens 50mm F1.8 on, and the picture is still ...
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Can my Yashica Super Yashicon 800mm f/8 lens be fixed?

Probably a silly question, but I have got a '70s Super Yasinon 1:8 Yashica supertelephoto lens (I think, that is on the lens, anyway. The body has no markings except 'lens made in japan'; forgive my ...
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Could bouncing around in a car trunk damage my DSLR?

I'm a new DSLR user, I have a 760D (Rebel T6S) a kit lens (18-55) and a 50mm 1.8. Now, I'm a very careful user (reaaaallly careful with any one of my gadgets) but today I went on a country side car ...
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Could holding my camera lenses backwards (“free-lensing”) for macro photography cause damage?

Recently, I have been experimenting with some macro photography by flipping my camera lenses backwards and then taking pictures ("free-lensing, not using a reversing adapter"). Since this is a non-...
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Why is auto-white balance shifted red after an unfortunate camera drop?

My camera bag was open on a chair, chair got bumped, camera came tumbling out — about 18" onto a wood floor. Ouch! PC sync terminal cover somehow popped off and went flying to who knows where. ...
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Front element shattered, can I have my lens repaired?

Can I send in for repair a lens that has a shattered front element? UPDATE: The front element was not shattered, it was the UV filter. Factory diagnosis: Lens assembly had been impacted; cleaned ...
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What happens if anti-reflective coating is fully ruined or removed from lens' most outer surface?

Anti-reflective coating is sensitive to fingertips and extra care is needed when cleaning camera lens. I've heard a couple of stories where a camera owner used some organic solvents and ended up ...
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How to I check if my camera is working properly? [duplicate]

I have a sony rx100II. I have recently sent it by parcel delivery together with some other items. When I got the parcel some of the items had physical damages. The camera was inside a box, padded, ...
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What damage could be caused by touching the rear part of a lens?

So my friend asked to see my lens, and the idiot I am, I let him. Before he fully got his hands on it, he touched the rear part of the lens (the mount) he touched the glass and left a thumb print. I ...
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Is my damaged Nikon D500 a write-off or repairable?

I dropped my Nikon D500 from a height of approx. 5ft and it, along with my Sigma 150-600 lens, hit the tarmac hard. The lens broke into two pieces although the camera appears to have fared better. ...
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When changing between manual and auto focus, should I change the setting on both the body and the lens?

I use my DSLR (Nikon D500) for both photography and video, and I prefer autofocus for photography and manual focus for video (to get rid of autofocus noise). There is an option for changing between ...
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Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII - Aperture not working?

My question is pretty straightforward: this lens' aperture stopped working for some reason. What could it be the cause? Me and a friend of mine tried it in studio, attached to a D750, and when we ...
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Is it dangerous to use Auto Sensor Cleaning with lens attached?

Straightforward question: Is it dangerous to use auto sensor cleaning when the lens is attached?
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What does an image from sun-damaged sensor actually look like?

There is obviously a great concern on the Net about getting ones image sensor sun damaged. I am getting interested in what such damage would look like. I have Googled around some to try to find an ...
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Are there industry standards or specs for image sensor resistance to damage from intense light?

While the occasional snapshot that includes the sun is generally safe, there are certainly combinations of lens and duration that can damage an image sensor if the sun or other sufficiently bright ...
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What kind of lens defect is this spot on my lens?

I just bought a Xiaoyi (a cheap GoPro style POV camera made by Xiaomi), and after removing the protective lens sticker I found the lens to have a spot on/in it. It's either an air bubble or fungus, ...
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How to get rid of a Griffin LCD guard I've attached to my camera and no longer want?

Immediately after purchasing D5300 last year, I put a hard LCD cover (manufactured by GRIFFIN) on top of the read LCD screen to protect it from scratches. Sounds good though, it started creating ...
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Will sun damage to a sensor create an unusual amount of noise in images?

Recently I was playing with my Sony α6000 camera, taking some shots of birds in the morning and also the sun. It was after taking the shots that I stumbled upon the fact on the internet that sun ...
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Can videoing burning magnesium damage a camera sensor?

I have possibly had the misfortune of videoing a bright performance of burning magnesium at night before I realized what it was. I probably filmed it for 10-15 seconds and now I am wondering if it ...
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Can I fix my broken Nikkor 24-85 D?

I slipped with my camera the other day while at a wedding shoot. I fell on the lens and this happened: The lens is now stuck at 24 to 35. Has anyone here experienced this? Is there any DIY fix? I ...
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What should I do when my Nikon displays “Error: press shutter release button again” after I dropped it? [duplicate]

How can I resolve a shutter release button problem with a Nikon D5100? I dropped the camera on the floor and now it displays "Error: press shutter release button again."
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Is it safe to test a (possibly) salt-water damaged lens (Tokina 11-16mm) on a new camera body?

I have a Tokina ATX AF116 DXII S - 11-16 mm F2.8 AT-X (II) 116 Pro DX for Sony and I recently ruined my Sony α65 through a salt water wave which caught me out during a storm photoshoot. Weeks ...