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Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

Questions about a specific problem or issue, often dealing with a lens, camera body, image sensor, lighting equipment, or software specific to photography.

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Why my group photos get blurry around the edges?

ISO:100 APERTURE: f/5.0 Shutter Speed: 1/60 Lens: Tamron 18-200mm non VC
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Undoing of Whatsapp editings [duplicate]

Is there any genius who can guide me? My question is little unique i hope you can guide me. Lets suppose mr smith has send me a screen shot of his mobile's screen through whatsapp but he used the ...
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Did analog camera take any pictures while in battery check mode?

I didn’t noticed that instead of turning on my analog camara, I had set it in battery mode. I think I took the whole roll of film in this mode. The weird thing is that the exposure meter was working, ...
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What caused the strange “wave X” lines in the out of focus background area in this photo?

Can anyone explain these wavy lines forming a across in the photo? I used a Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm 3.5-5.6G ED VR at 140mm, ISO was set to 160. Here is a 1:1 pixel crop:
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How can difficulty removing lenses from a Canon Rebel T5 be fixed?

I recently noticed that it's becoming difficult to remove lenses. The lens release button is difficult to depress. I have to press it hard and move my thumb around to get it to release.  The cameras ...
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Is this shutter-shock wobble with Fujifilm's OIS? Is it normal?

I have a Fuji X-T10 and an XC 50-230 4.5-6.7 OIS II lens. Normally its OIS is incredible. But there is a particular combination of settings that is giving me trouble. I would like to know if this ...
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Why does my lens only autofocus when I have a teleconverter attached?

My Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S D IF II lens won't auto focus on a Nikon D500 until I attach a Kenko 1.4x teleconverter — then it autofocuses fine. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Nikon D5000 error with shutter release and mirror staying up [duplicate]

When I take a photo on my Nikon D5000, it comes up with an error "press shutter release button again". When I do that, it gives me the same error, and my pictures turn black. Also, when I take my lens ...
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Nikon D3300 takes black images in daylight after fall: is it the body or the lens?

I have a Nikon D3300 DSLR with 18-55mm lens. It was working well, but yesterday fell from the tripod. Now, I am trying to take pictures, but it just says the subject is too dark and can't adjust the ...
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My Canon DSLR is showing “Err 01” — should I send my camera for service? [duplicate]

My camera is showing: Err 01 Communications between that camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts. I have been using this camera for a while and when this text first started showing,...
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D5000 is changing random colors in photos

My Nikon D5000 started changing random parts of my photos to blue and purple while I was at a equestrian show. I originally suspected that the CCD had started to fail. However, I just replaced the ...
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What does it mean when a Nikon camera returns an fEE error with several lenses that do not cause the same error on other Nikon bodies?

Here's a curious situation hopefully someone can shed some light on. I have a D750, an obsolete D100 (metaphorically) gathering dust, and the following lenses: AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 D lens = ...
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Unable to transfer images and videos over NFC and wifi on sony a6000

I'm not able to transfer images and videos from the Sony α6000 to my smartphone via NFC or wifi. It's just says 'sending cancelled' on the camera and 'unable to connect' on the smartphone. ...
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Telephoto auto focus on D3100 not working

I can seem to get the 200mm telephoto to manual focus on anything...and it doesnt work with auto focus either. Is someone able to offer help or suggestions as to whats happening. Thanks...Marnie
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How can I troubleshoot vertical bands in photo prints from my Epson printer?

I have an Epson R1900 printer. These bands seem to line up with ridges on the carrier(?!) I don’t know how that could happen, but I have done everything! Numerous head cleanings, head alignment, etc. ...
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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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My Lumix GH4 flash has stopped working — what can I do? [closed]

My Lumix GH4 internal flash has stopped working. It's not in silent mode, electronic shutter or in HD. I've tried resetting the camera and now am at wits end. Any advice?
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Why does my autofocus sometimes set the aperture, after the lens was in the rain for several minutes?

I'm using a Canon EOS 60D with a Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM. I bought both used about a week ago. I've had no problems except for one: sometimes the autofocus only jumps between two apertures, and the ...
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Why does my camera hesitate when shooting?

It seems like when I take a picture, the end result is not the picture I wanted because it hesitated and took too long. I have a Nikon D3300 and just use the auto focus. What am I doing wrong?
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What is causing this ghostly image of a circuit board to appear in images from my webcam?

I am the owner of a Logitech c930e webcam. This morning I turned it on and the images looked like it was a PCB printed on the sensor. So I am here asking to anyone that know something about this ...
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I dropped my pentax 67 (not 6x7) and the shutter won't fire — how can I determine what's wrong?

I dropped it and now it will not fire. How can I diagnose the problem myself? And, once I have figured that out, how can I learn to fix it?
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Why won't my Godox TT685n work from the hotshoe?

I have a new Godox speedlight, and I can't get it to trigger from the hotshoe of a D5600. It seems to work fine with a wireless flash trigger, though. When I have it in the hot shoe, in iTTL mode, ...
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Nikon D3300 autofocus issue

I just bought a Nikon D3300 from a guy from eBay. (Actually not eBay, but a Dutch website, same concept). It came with 3 lenses: an 18-55mm kit lens, a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3, and a 50mm f/1.8 lens,...
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What is causing a white stripe on top of some slides taken with my film camera?

I am using slide film in a Canon EOS 1V and I recently discovered that some of my pictures turn out to have a white stripe on top of the frame, e.g. in these ones: What I find weird is that only ...
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What is causing these lines of blotchy white spots in photos from my Instax 100?

I recently started using my uncle's Instax 100. I bought new film and took some pictures with it. However, all of them had this weird lines in them. I wonder what that could be? I'm not familiar with ...
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ERR CF on Canon Rebel XT

welcome back to 2008. I just picked up a Rebel XT for super cheap and I've been messing with it for the last couple days trying to trouble shoot (knowing very little about DSLR cameras) and I can't ...
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Why won't my D3400 take flash pictures even when focused?

Recently my camera has randomly stopped letting me take photos on settings that have a flash or have a flash option. It focuses, and goes as if it is going to take a picture but nothing happens. No ...
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Canon 600D with problems

This is my first time posting here and my English is also not the best so... I have a really weird problem with my Canon 600D. First, when I take a photo (the focusing sounded normal, mirror sound ...
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What causes a beam of light in pictures? [closed]

I am shooting a canon 70D with a Series 28-300mm lens in Manual mode. I keep getting a beam of light in every picture? it's not from the light provided in the room. What is causing this? It's not ...
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Fujifilm xe3 won’t focus or take photos

I’m new to photography but I bought an xe3 today, pressed some buttons, and I’m not sure what happened but my camera won’t focus now. In the photo, it’s on auto and I’ve tried changing the settings, ...
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Is this light stripe at the top of images from my DSLR a light leak?

I want to ask about my Nikon D90 I was encountering a light leak or something like it. I'm not really sure what it is. This is a sample picture: Here's another one: All of my photos are now like ...
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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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Film Rewinded at 26 exposures, but film is 36 exposure

I’m new to film, and I am using a Pentax ZX-M. I was shooting some portraits on Kodak UltraMax 36 Exposure film and the film rewinded at 26 instead of 36. Anyone have an idea why my camera did this?
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What could cause a D7000's mirror to flap and “Err” to be displayed when trying to take a picture?

When I press the shutter on my Nikon D7000, the mirror noisily flaps up and down — nothing else happens except Err in display. It's not possible to take a picture and the Aperture and Shutter wheels ...
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Why is my Nikon D3300 taking almost totally black pictures through the viewfinder but is fine on liveview?

Total beginner here, have been having great fun with my Nikon D3300 during the past year but recently, when using the viewfinder, everything looks perfect but when I look at the image that has been ...
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Why is my dSLR not taking pictures when the shutter button is fully pressed?

I can't click my Nikon D3100's shutter release button. I mean sometimes it works, but sometimes as soon as I press the release button the lamp near the lens glows and I am unable to click the photo or ...
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Why isn't Corel Aftershot 3 opening my RAW file?

I have photos shot in RAW+JPEG taken with a Nikon D3400 that I have been trying to open and process in Corel Aftershot 3 (not AfterShot Pro) with no success. The photos are saved as .nef files. Here'...
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How do I fix a “lens error, restart camera” error message on a Canon PowerShot? [duplicate]

My Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is showing a lens error. The camera has not been dropped or anything. I just turned on my camera to view previously captured pictures, but at that time my camera battery ...
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Why aren't my strobes and speedlight in sync, and how can I fix this?

My Yongnuo 560 IV will fire my Smith Victor KF-2U strobes, however the strobe flashes are not in sync with the speedlight flash. (I see the strobes flash with my eyes, but their flash is not recorded.)...
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Why is there blue 1" edges on developed 35mm film?

I have taken some photos on my Minolta XG-1 35mm film camera and 8 of the 24 photos have blue edges. Some have them on just one edge, some on both and some on the other edge. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Why does my Canon dSLR screen go black after taking two photos?

I have a Canon EOS 1300D/T6. The screen keeps going black after I take two photos. To fix it, I have to take the battery out and put it back in. The battery is fully charged. How do I fix this please?
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Can't view just one photo in Affinity when more than one is loaded [duplicate]

When loading more than one photo in Affinity I get 1/4 of one on top of another photo. I have to stop Affinity and then quit Affinity to load another photo. Is there a way I can load more than one ...
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Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7 haze on rear element: disassemble and clean? Recalibration issues?

I recently purchased the notorious Planar 50mm 1.7 at a bargain price, due to its faintly fogged rear element (see attached photos), which my trusted local photographer diagnosed to be an early spread ...
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Why do I need to restart my camera every time I take a shot indoors? [closed]

I have a Nikon D3300 with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and usually, indoors, I can't take a shot, even though I turn on the flash. If I restart the D3300, I can take the first shot ...
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What caused the rainbow artifacts in the shadows in this image?

I was at a party on Sat and I took some pictures with my new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens for Nikon. On Sunday I noticed some artifacts on some of the images when I shot vertically like rainbows in the ...
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Is my camera seeing infrared?

Oddly, when taking a photo of the Nikon D7500 which has an Eye-Start Sensor, my camera captures a red-purplish glow on the sensor while it is completely invisible to my eye. Take a look at the sensor ...
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AmazonBasics flash gun fires as soon as the PC cable touches the PC sync port

So I have a new AmazonBasics flash gun and I tried to connect it to my camera with a PC cable. As soon as the PC plug touches the internal circle of the PC socket on the flash, it fires. However, when ...
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Why does my intervalometer fire only once and then display 99:59:59?

I have a JCC Intervalometer with a problem! Bulb setting set to 2 minutes, interval 1 sec., number of shots 15. Actually, the numbers do not matter. When the unit gets through the first exposure time,...
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Altura Flash not working for Canon T3

I have an Altura Flash and use it with my Canon T3. It was working fine for the last 6 months without any problems. In the last 2 days, it hangs after 2-3 clicks. I used TTL mode. I already tried all ...
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Why is my Nikon taking black photos only?

My Nikon D3300 was working perfectly then today I started using it and it will only produce black photos on any mode. Yes, the lens cap is off. I've tried restoring the settings, restarting, removing ...