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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How do I interpret a Godox error code?

My Godox flash is giving me a cryptic error code on the LCD, but I can't figure out what it means. Is there a table or something that tells me how to interpret the error code?
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What causes my Nikon D40 to shoot darker photos when shot sideways?

I have a Nikon D40 that functions impeccably, the only issue that I found was that it shoots darker pictures when shot sideways. Doesn’t matter what mode, ISO, focal length, etc. They all come out ...
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35mm development issues: Only half of film developed correctly

Hello everyone, I am having an issue developing film - I've never seen this problem before and am not sure what is happening (it has been a while since we've done this). The one side of the film ...
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Canon AE-1 needs multiple pumps on cocking lever to fully cock shutters

This camera is a hand-me-down from my dad which I previously thought was broken until I put a battery from my AT-1 in and it fired just fine (turns out 3 or 4 LR44's I tried in 2017 were all junk). ...
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My Nikon D7100 autofocus fluctuates and will not focus on distant objects

I photograph with a Nikon D7100 with a Tamron 18-400 mm lens. My camera is set to autofocus but when I try to photograph a bird sitting on a branch that is BEHIND near branches, the camera vacillates (...
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How do I unjam the film in my Minolta XD-11?

I have a Minolta XD-11 35mm SLR and when I press the shutter it won't take a picture but when I try to advance the film it won't advance. I don't know if this is a mechanical issue or something else. ...
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How can I troubleshoot an external flash that won’t slide all the way into to a Nikon camera?

Why won’t an external flash slide all the way into a Nikon camera? This external flash won’t work; it seems like something is blocking it from clicking in.
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Nikon N75 Mirror stuck halfway

I recently got an N75 as a gift from a friend, but when I opened it, the first thing I noticed was the mirror was stuck halfway. I changed the batteries, I can't change the shutter speed, replaced the ...
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AF not working on Manual mode AV or TV mode, and shutter not opening. however both AF and shutter opening on auto and not flash -EOS400d

I am testing an old EOS 400d to see if its worth using- on auto mode and no flash mode- the camera focuses, I get the green light then it takes the photo once I fully press the trigger button, in all ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Nikon SB-400 accessory flash?

I have a Nikon D780 and a Speedlight SB-400 which I use only very occasionally. It used to work great, but today it essentially stopped working. What's strange is that everything appears normal: the &...
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Why does my Canon dSLR only work in autofocus with liveview and not the viewfinder?

When I have my camera (a Canon 6D Mark II) in AF mode, I can't take pictures (nothing happens when I click the shutter button) while using the viewfinder. I can take pictures using the screen though ...
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Subjects not focused when they are too far away

I recently bought a Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6 lens. I've been trying it out with several kinds of subjects and results have been a little mixed. When the subjects are close the focus is sharp. This bird ...
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How can I avoid grid noise / read noise

I have read a bit about this subject (Read Noise) and to be honest I rather shoot at ISO 100 for the finest detail and maintain the scene as I see it. Example .. I shot a fishing pier after sunset ...
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How to fix Canon 5D Mark IV with a Battery Communication Error?

I have a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Battery Communication Error. On switch on, an error message appears checking that you are using a genuine Canon battery, which I am, and I also have bought a new ...
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Why does my developed 35mm film have stripes of light on the photos?

I'm a relatively new user of film, getting back into it after a few years. I've had the first B&W 35mm film developed and there are vertical stripes of light on lots of the photos - often in the ...
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pixels for uploading photos to web

i am currently using picasa 3 for editing my photos and uploading them to ebay. ebay currently tells me that the pix need to be 500 pixels on the longest side and that i can't use the ones i have. i ...
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I took one picture and my camera says memory full. Why does it say that?

I just bought a Digital Camera 2.7k Ultra H. I took one picture and says that memory is full. I also set the date and time and nothing saves. I read the Users Manual twice and don't have a clue whats ...
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Why are my photos coming out white?

My Canon EOS 500D camera shows white photos after capturing photos. I'm not referring to the balance of the photos. The photos that I try to capture comes out white. What is the cause?
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Why is my EL-100 not firing on my T7/2000D with a sync contact on the hotshoe?

I’m having a similar issue, I bought the EOS 2000d from Canon recently with an EL-100 speedlite. I can not get the speedlite to flash. My camera does have the sync connector on the hotshoe.
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Film exposure accident.. Help!

Yesterday I was shooting in the sea and dropped my light meter in the ocean which unfortunately immediately broke! This led me to shoot two rolls of Portra 400 using my Pentax 67 TTL on board meter. ...
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What's causing a black line across the rear monitor of my D90?

I have a black line across the rear monitor of my D90 after formatting the SD card, in both live view and photo preview. What's causing this?
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Why are my self-developed photos dark, grainy and noisy?

I am new to 35mm film photography and I am trying to pin point where I am going wrong in either my photo taking process or development process. These photos were taken on a Cannon AF35M II, with Fuji ...
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Can I fix a D5200 with 200mm lens that doesn't autofocus correctly after being dropped?

When first bought, my Nikon D5200 worked like a champ! Now everything has a fuzziness to it and the auto focus doesn't quite focus and you can't see the details of a picture taken. It's ruining my ...
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Is there an adapter made that I can use my MC/MD lenses on a Ricoh XR-20sp RK/PK mount and still use all the functions [duplicate]

Minolta x700 SR/MC/MD mount Ricoh XR-20sp/KR-20sp
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Why is my Canon camera not turning on?

If I turn on my Canon camera a red light blinks but my camera is not turning on. There is no clicking sound and if I press any buttons nothing happens. What is wrong with the camera? The battery is ...
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Why is my dSLR not capturing images and lagging?

I have a Nikon D3500 I’ve been using since 2020. I would say the past 6 months it has been super laggy; I have reset my settings multiple times, charged batteries, and cleared memory cards. It first ...
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Using an Olympus OM-10, why does film not advance for a couple of shots only?

I have an Olympus OM-10. The film didn't seem to advance for a couple of shots somewhere after 15 or 16 shots. After that, it worked fine (based on the fact that the rewind knob didn't rotate as I ...
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Blinking orange camera on canon Sx420 IS

I have a Canon SX420 IS camera. And I've looked everywhere on what this symbol might mean, but can't seem to find it. It blinks when I hold the button half way to focus before taking the picture.Can ...
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Why picture looks like painting?

I don't understand why the photos look like a "painting", what's happening? This is zoomed at 100%. I shot this photo (on the right) with a Fuji XT-3, 10-24mm, at 24mm, ISO 320, f8/0, 1/250s....
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Why can't I import pictures from my moto g6 (Android 9) into Shotwell on Debian Bullseye?

I used to import my phone pictures into Shotwell on a Debian computer by doing something like Plug the phone into a USB connector on my laptop. Set the phone's USB Preferences so that "USE USB ...
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What is causing the "bright spot" artifact in my picture?

Why is there an artifact in top edge of my picture? Camera: GH4 Lens: 20mm Lumix G 1.7 Shutter speed: 15 sec ISO 100 f/16 Is this something in my sensor? There are two black dots visible under the ...
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Firmware Update Canon EOS 80D

Following the proper instructions, I'm using a formatted SD card (64gb) with the latest firmware update (1.0.3; for the Canon EOS80D) downloaded in the root directory (I believe.) When I inset the ...
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Colors look different after exporting from photoshop even after Calibrating my laptop

I recently calibrated my laptop screen using spyderx pro and created a profile. I am so confused as the colors in photoshop display and of exported image are completely different. The exported image ...
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Godox TT685-N Solid blank green light on information screen

My Godox TT685-N is showing a blank solid green light on information screen. How do I resolve this problem? Thank you
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I used a roll with 36 exposures, but I was only able to get 26. Does anyone here knows what happened?

Okay, so I bought two rolls of Kodak Gold 200 to try the Vivitar PS33 film camera that I found on my closet (I don’t know if my memory serves me right but I think it was my mother’s camera back in the ...
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Is a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens compatible with a Nikon D3100?

Can I use autofocus in Nikon D3100 body with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens? If possible then how? I have recently bought one but can't use autofocus. The camera is showing me lens is not attached....
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M50 Mounting maximum weight [duplicate]

I have a canon m50, and an adapter + 55-250 f4 lens, the total weight of the lens and adapter is 500gram, is it safe to install a tripod on the camera body, because my mount adapter is broken
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Tamron lens causing errors at extreme focal lengths

recently I've noticed an issue with my Tamron lens (at least I think it's the lens). My current set up: Canon EOS 90D Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro When taking photos at the 300mm end of ...
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Memory card becoming unreadable after setting up timelapse

I have a Canon Rebel T7 and a recently-purchased "onn."-branded MicroSD card with an adapter. I purchased this memory card in preparation for vacation, and the first time I used this card (...
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Why is my Canon dRebel not syncing with my off-camera flash when using a camera-to-remote cable?

UPDATE: Thanks to all who pointed out my folly. The shutter trigger port is NOT the flash trigger port. Even though it sorta works :( Using a Canon EOS T3 with Neewer NW-625 speedlight kit with the ...
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Unable to Eject USB Drive [closed]

So I have some photos I took from my camera's SD card stored onto a spare USB drive that I have (cause my laptop doesn't have a SD card reader so I just use a roommate's laptop that does and transfer ...
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Canon AE-1 mirror stuck but can wind film and take photos

My Canon AE-1 camera's mirror is getting stuck in the up position after taking a photo. I can wind the film with the lever and the mirror goes back down but once I take a photo, the mirror stays in ...
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Why is my Canon 155A Speedlite not firing from the hotshoe of my Canon AE-1?

The AE-1's hotshoe won't fire the flash from some reason. I have the shutter speed set to 1/60s and my aperture is set to A (auto). The test button on the 155A fires the flash as does shorting two of ...
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I hear a burning sound when I try my built-in flash, and my shutter button doesn't work

I can normally take pictures, but when I try the built-in flash, my flash won't fire and shutter won't work. Also sometimes I hear a burning sound from within the camera when I try the flash.
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When using color film pictures come out black and white. What's wrong with my camera (any idea approx repair cost?

When using color film in my Minolta X370 my pictures come out black and white. What needs to be repaired in the camera? Any idea approximate cost? Thanks
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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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