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 are my D5300 photographs blown out?

Brief history: About 15 years ago, I got a Nikon D40, and I took it everywhere I went for a few years. Eventually I wanted to get into video, so I "graduated" to a D5300. Soon after that, I ...
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What is the difference between flash control and flash compensation?

In the Nikon D5600 , there is the usual flash compensation setting where you can set it from -3.0 to +1.0 But there is also a setting called flash control in the menu , where you can set the flash to ...
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Why won't my Powershot A450 power on?

My Canon Powershot A450 was fine but needed a battery change. Did not turn on with new batteries. Retried old, same result. Tried more new batteries, still no response. Is there a reset button? Or did ...
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Why won't my Canon 400D/XTi turn on/off properly?

My camera is a Canon 400D (digital rebel XTi). It sat on a shelf for quite some time. When I insert a (newly charged) battery, the camera doesn't switch on. I get this screen: and switching the ...
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Why did I lose my NEF files, and could only find small JPEGs in their place in the Recycle Bin?

All of a sudden lots of my NEF files were gone. After finding them in the recycle bin they turned out to be NEF jpg. files... Yes, both! and only 72 dpi, sometimes not more then 88 kb. I have no idea ...
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Is this just chromatic aberration? Or is something else happening in these photos?

I took these photos with an old Nikon D60, using a 55-200mm f4-5.6 Nikkor lens, with no filters. ISO was set to 200 and aperture was set as open as possible - which suggests to me this might just be ...
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D7200 no longer autofocusing

AF on the body of the camera M/A on the lens Back dial is not locked I've tried clicking and holding the AE-L/AF-L button Tried two different lenses Battery is full In the viewfinder, I see two arrows ...
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Why is my dSLR sometimes not letting me take a photo?

I’ve just gotten a Canon 800D/T7i and I'm having issues using it. Sometimes when I try and take a photo it won’t let me. Can someone tell me why? What’s the best mode to be taking photos in?
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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Lumix DMC FX10 - purple pictures in camera mode, normal and clear in video mode

I found an old camera that I had from around 10 years ago. The camera takes all of it's pictures in purple. However, the video camera mode functions normally. I've cleaned the lense and tried all the ...
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Why are my flash and trigger not talking to each other?

I have the trigger on my camera and I have replaced all batteries. receiver attached to flash (a Neewer NW561) for off-camera use. Test on flash gun works fine. Test on trigger shows red but no test ...
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Why doesn't my pinhole image cover the film?

I am not sure why this image here resulted in a tiny circle on the 120 film. Why is it not covering more of the negative? The hole is about f/323. The film sits behind the hole about 73mm? I thought ...
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How do I unlock the shutter of an Agfa Billy Record 7.7?

I am not familiar with vintage cameras. On looking through some old family storage boxes I have found an Agfa Billy Record with bellows - I think its the 7.7 model. The shutter button on the top right ...
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Canon T7i- won’t power on

My 3 year old Canon T7i suddenly decided to stop turning on. I’ve tried everything including powering the battery fully replacing the battery twice changing the lense switching the microswitches on ...
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My Nikon Digital D50 is showing black screen when I take photos

I am camera illiterate and I am trying to surprise my husband by fixing his Nikon digital camera that all of a sudden stopped working after I let my brother use it. HELP! It turns on, and takes photo, ...
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Any solutions to a black screen on a nikon d3500

My husband bought me a nikon d3500 last year. To summarize the lcd screen went black a couple months later. While troubleshooting online I was able to shine a light on it and could see the screen it ...
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Why won't my Fujifilm X-T2 take pictures when I press the shutter?

I'm having a problem with my Fuji X-T2; it doesn't make pictures anymore. When I try to press the shutter, it will focus and it makes the focus sound but then it does nothing when I press the shutter ...
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use of ND Variable filter

I am an amateur photographer and I tested a ND 2-400 variable filter-at its maximum 8 2/3 stops-for a low light landscape scenery.My Nikon d610 suggested data were aperture 4.0 ,shutter speed 0.4s,iso ...
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Is the noise coming from fast aperture ring adjustments of Sigma 100-400m lens on Sony A6500 expected?

I recently got a Sigma 100-400mm for my Sony A6500 and love it so far. But I noticed that the aperture ring makes noticeable noise on power ON and power OFF. See Google Photos album of two videos ...
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How can I produce high quality images of field ranges for training sets?

I am an Agronomic researcher assisting on a ML problem for identifying soy diseases. I would like to capture an image of a single range of soy (roughly 1' wide by 5' long) that is at least mostly in-...
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Is my DSLR viewfinder dark because there's no battery in the camera?

I'm new to DSLR cameras; as I love photography, I decided to get a Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm kit lens. I've just mounted the lens to the camera but when I see through the viewfinder, the image doesn't ...
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Why does my Yongnuo YN-685 freeze with my YN-622-TX?

I have a Canon 77D, a Yongnuo 622-TX controller on top of the camera, and a YN622C transceiver with a YN-568EX II speedlight. This system works perfectly. Yesterday I bought a YN-685. The problem is ...
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Canon lens hood will not lock (brand new)

I have a Canon 7D Mark II with the standard kit lens (EF-S 18-135 mm). I bought the EW-73D hood for it and it slots in to the bayonet mount but will not turn and lock no matter what I do. I don't want ...
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How do I fix a Fuji “Turn off the camera and turn on again” error?

I own a Fujifilm 16 megapixel camera. One day, out of nowhere, I tried taking a photo. But once I turned the camera on, an error message appeared: "Turn off the camera and turn on again." No ...
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Unsmooth Star Trails

My setup: Peak Design Carbon Fiber Tripod Sony A7r4 + Sony GM 16-35 lens shooting at 16mm ISO 640, f/3.5, 30 seconds Camera set to continuous shooting mode Remote shot for 1+ hours continuously ...
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How oily fingerprints affects lens coating in long term?

I recently bought a new camera and got a big finger print on it's lens rightaway. I used lenspen to wipe it off, however my lens pen was already quite dry, so I'm not sure if it worked correctly. I ...
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Minolta XE-7 shooting Ilford Delta 400 B&W 35mm. Film came out clear, save for about 5 decent exposures

I just bought a Minolta xe-7, shot my first roll and developed it at home. The result was a roll of film that came out almost completely clear except for the fist several exposures on the roll and a ...
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Nikon D610 error after each shot

I have a Nikon D610 which worked just fine for many years. It has only 15K clicks. When I turn the camera on there is no problem until I take a shot. The picture comes out just fine but after I took a ...
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Polaroid Sun 660 problem

I need help with one Polaroid sun 660. It seems that auto focus is not working at all. After investigation on internet i noticed that this camera has a 4 disc lens , so every time that you press the ...
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High-tension lines degrade image quality?

Can high-tension lines degrade image quality? I've been trying to photograph foxes, there den is under many high-tension lines (about 2/3 mile upstream from a 35,600 kW power generating dam). I'm ...
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Photography gets check pattern during saving/flattening in PS

I was working on scan of this "a little" overexposed analogue photo (cleaning from dust, some colour adjustments and curves). After saving a picture, this check pattern appear. I tried different ...
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Vivitar PS 120 Focus Free Motorized Camera Issue

I have a rather old 35mm camera: a Vivitar Focus Free Motorized Film Load PS 120. I was curious if anyone has experience with this model and could offer help. It worked very recently, but today I ...
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Why is my film clear? My processing is good and the camera was advancing and seems to be working properly. I'm stumped! Help!

I am shooting film with a Nikon SLR. I have shot thousands of rolls of film before with other cameras. I made sure (twice) the film was actually advancing. I checked the mirror mechanism and film ...
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Color negatives came out blank

I'm new to film photography and since I've started i have developed my film on my own using the Caffenol recipe. I have developed some film Rolls with success but this time the film came out ...
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Panoramic clamp interferes with ballhead clamp

I'm using a panoramic head and a nodal slide for taking one row panoramas. However there is a knob to adjust the tension of the rotation mechanism and it is quite low so it always interferes with my ...
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Canon T7i focus indicator misbehaving [duplicate]

On my Canon T7i, in the viewfinder, there is a circle that shows up when focus has been achieved. That is not functioning correctly now. I am using it with a 24mm f2.8 Canon lens. The focus ...
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How do I install the firmware update to a Nikon camera?

I downloaded a firmware update file from Nikon for D150. It was a compressed file that when I right click I have no option to open the file. I had already reformatted the card in the camera, but that ...
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Troublshooting constant whirring sound from 70-300mm Canon Lens

I have a Canon Rebel XTi with a 70-300mm lens. About 6 months ago, it started making a constant whirring sound every time I connected it to the camera. The whirring sound occurs even when (1) the ...
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How can I fix my Canon 600D's mode dial?

My Canon 600D's mode dial can't be used to enter video mode. When I try to turn the dial to video, the onscreen display stops at sports. It never goes beyond that. And I have used the video mode many ...
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Sony alpha a6000 camera error

My camera encountered a fall and I have the message after pressing the shutter “Camera error. Turn off power and On”. But that never helps! Removing the battery clears the message but the problem ...
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Why can't I update the firmware on my Nikon Coolpix?

I'm trying to update the firmware on a Nikon Coolpix B500. I'm using a new memory card. I have tried formatting the card in the camera first. Then I put the downloaded folder on the card. I've ...
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Why can't I turn the focus ring on my Vivitar 100-300mm far enough to get infinity focus?

I recently bought VIVITAR 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 macro zoom. I use it with Nikon D70S. Here is my problem. When distance between my D70S with VIVITAR and object of photography is 15meters and more, I can ...
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'Realist 45' film advance lever works more than once per exposure, is this wrong?

I recently got a Stereo Realist 45 Camera. Today while shooting I noticed that I can use the film advanced lever more than once before pressing the shutter release button. Obviously this is not good:...
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Why has my Neewer NW670 suddenly stopped firing on my Canon 5D Mark II?

It has been working all these years, and now suddenly it stopped working about half an hour into the shoot. I have tried: Checking whether the flash bulb and capacitor are ok by pressing the pilot ...
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Why are my picture not as sharp when shot RAW as when saved as JPEG [duplicate]

Newbie question here. I shot an image in low light in jpeg format and it's crisp, but when I shoot raw in plain day at 1/125, my image looks blurry most of the time. Unless I max out the sharpness ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

I have a SanDisk SD Card 64gb UHS 3, 3 years old. From someday, it became unusable on a Panasonic Lx100 — but it works right on my other camera (a Pentax K-70). On the LX10, I get an error: "Error ...
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Cache folder for the darktable-generate-cache

darktable-generate-cache generates missing thumbnails when your computer is in idle. That is what the manual says. Here is my question: How to change the cache folder where the darktable-generate-...
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Why doesn't the aperture change on a Nikon AF 50mm ƒ/1.8D lens? [duplicate]

I am facing problem with a Nikon AF 50mm ƒ/1.8 lens which is attached to a Nikon D7100. Although I can change the aperture from the camera (in M mode) it seems that it is not changing in photos. What ...
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Why is my 5D Mark IV suddenly taking extra time while turning on?

I have a Canon 5D mark IV. It was working fine till a few days back. Suddenly it has started taking around 5-8 seconds to turn on. I can't figure out why this is happening. Does anyone have a clue ...
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Film advance lever stuck on Canon ae-1 Program

I recently acquired a Canon ae-1 Program that is mostly in working condition. The one problem that I have encountered is that the film will not advance past 13 exposures. The film advance lever will ...

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