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 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 D90 Err Message

As I was taking pictures with my Nikon D90, an "Err" message appeared. I cleaned the contacts and the message continues. Suggestions?
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Why is my camera turn off whenever I try to take a picture and when I do why do when I go to playback it says file not exist

I I have just bought a camera and it is a Polaroid is048 and I bought a MicroSD card with it and I I put some batteries new batteries and it with the MicroSD card and whenever I try to take a picture ...
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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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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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when taking pictures with my d70 i get red stripes

I get red stripes in the lcd screen and when I down load the pictures it is the same thing. wondering if the camera is no longer working or a sensor or something. try to reboot my using a suggestion ...
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Shutter button depresses all the way, but does not fire the shutter, and the film advance lever is stuck - Konica Autoreflex T

I moved the shutter speed dial while the film transport lever was half-cocked and now the shutter does not work. Shutter depresses all the way and film transport lever does not move from the starting ...
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Distance faces never sharp/clear. Too picky?

I have been using my DSLR or years, using manual from the start, though took a step back or a while. I understand ISO, shutter speed, and I thought aperture but now I am wondering if that is my issue. ...
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Yongnuo YN622C II compatability with 580ex II

I have just purchased a Yongnuo YN622C II and the YN622C-TX. I want to set up my 580ex II off camera however, it doesn't seem to connect with the transceiver. The system works fine with my 430ex II ...
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How to set AF area mode viewfinder if values are gray (can't be chosen) on Nikon D3500?

When setting AF area mode viewfinder on my D3500, I can only chose 2 options out of 4: single-point AF and auro-area AF. The remaining two: dynamic area AF and 3D-tracking are gray and the camera says ...
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Why is my dSLR giving me an incomplete image?

I'm shooting with a gently used Nikon D70s (with roughly 15k clicks) and a newer Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm ED VR lens. The lens works fine on other cameras. The memory card works fine on other ...
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My daughter's Canon 5d Mark II was dropped and now the images are black [closed]

My daughter dropped her camera. You can see through the view finder and it will focus on whatever you are looking at. You take the picture and all you get is a black screen on the review of the ...
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Nikon D3400 with YN622N II wireless flash transceiver and YN568EX speedlight. Why won’t my camera take a picture?

I am using two of the transceivers and two of the speedlights. Everything will sync together, my camera will communicate with the speedlights. Like if I change from f1.8 to f4 it will also change on ...
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Nikon D5100 struggling to autofocus on screen, but fine through viewfinder? [duplicate]

hope you can help me and my frustrating issue I have a D5100 with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 dc os lens which will AF no problem at all when I'm looking through the viewfinder but when I change to ...
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Why am I getting black areas at the edge of my film exposures?

I'm using an analog camera, Olympus OM-1. Lately I've been developing my roll, and found some weird dark area along the surface of the film. This dark-area-thingy only appear during outdoor and sunny ...
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Why is my Nikon D850 view finder dark and dim with my new 28-300mm lens?

I am using Nikon D850 which is working perfectly fine with my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Recently I purchased 28-300 lens. I noticed that on mounting this new lens view finder looks quite dark and dim. ...
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Nikon FM2 lever cannot advance

I have a Nikon FM2 with film inside. However the I cannot cock the advance lever. It stucks at frame 28. Is it the problem on camera, or how I load the film in the beginning or problem with the film ...
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Long exposures create red noisy glow.. but only with one of my lenses. Why?

I recently started having a problem with long exposure (30 sec +) photos having a pattern of red noise. The problem started in the middle of a camping trip - long exposure pictures looked fine one ...
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Can’t take pics

I have a Canon EOS 600D lense EF-S 18-55mm that I think may be broken or some random setting may have been activated. No physical damage/accident has happened to it. One minute it was working ...
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Why doesn't Lightroom load files after I've changed their camera model metadata using EXIFTOOL?

I shoot with Fuji (.RAF). I am currently having issues in changing camera model on Mac. I tried using the command line exiftool -Model="..." <filename>.raf It says the file was updated, but ...
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How do you identify file type/compression in a TIFF file?

From what I understand TIFF is like the .mkv container for photography - it supports a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats. But how would you go about checking if the data within the TIFF ...
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Broken screen on Nikon D3. How can I fix it?

I've a Nikon D3. One day unexpectedly the rear LCD screen has stopped working. It shows only white lines, as in the attached pic. I've changed 4 screens: the first: shows only few light green lines ...
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Why won't the autofocus on my Nikon 200–500mm ƒ/5.6E work?

I can't seem to get the autofocus on my brand new Nikon 200–500mm ƒ/5.6E lens to work. All the settings (on the lens and camera, including AF switches) are set to autofocus. Trying other lenses on ...
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Panasonic DMW-FL360L flashgun not firing, blinking Self Check and Test/Reset lights even after replacing batteries

My Panasonic DMW-FL360L has stopped working. I get the blinking Auto Check and Test/Charge lights, which normally indicate that the batteries are depleted; however, even after installing a fully-...
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Why is power tied to TTL and zoom tied to M with my Phottix Odin II and LumoPro LP180R?

I am a brand new user of the Phottix Odin II and the LumoPro LP180R. In order to set the power level of the flash on the Odin, I have to have the LP180R set to TTL. When the LP180R is set to TTL, I am ...
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Why did some of my point & shoot film photos come back with one third light white or orange?

I am just starting with photography. I had bought a Olympus trip 35 at a flea market for €4 euros. I used a Fujicolor C200. I had my ASA on 200 and used the automatic setting on my camera. I took 36 ...
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What would cause macro mode to be locked out on my Panasonic Lumix DMC camera?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ55. Suddenly, I can't use the macro on my camera. On the monitor it says "lock" with an arrow under it. How do I unlock it? What is causing the macro to cease working?
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My Godox flash won't fire off-camera. What should I check?

I have a Godox flash with a built-in radio trigger, and I honestly can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've checked that: All the batteries in everything are good and everything's turned on. The ...
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My Nikon d3100 is corrupting files

I have a Nikon d3100, a few weeks ago I had an issue where my files all got lost. I figured it was due to using an old memory card so I replaced my memory card. I have only used the new 32g card two ...

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