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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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Pentax Astrotracer: Lens error on wide angle lenses?

I recently did some tests with the Pentax Astrotracer1 system. To do so, I shot Orion (which was in a SSW direction and around 30° above the horizon on that night) and its surroundings at 180s ...
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Are these colored pixels in raw image (viewed in dcraw software) dead, hot or stuck?

Definitely not a photo pro here - I've tried taking RAW photos via CHDK on Canon S3 IS as .DNG. I work on Ubuntu 18.04, and when I open these .DNG in photivo, rawtherapee, and I think also darktable, ...
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Why is the sun black when you shoot it with a Fujifilm Instax?

In this instant photo by Johnny Wilson, taken with an Instax Instant Film camera, the sun is black. What causes this?
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Why does my rear LCD display change its orientation upside down automatically and continuously?

Recently, after 4 years of trouble free service, my Nikon D5100 LCD screen has developed a snag. Info display changes its orientation upside down continuously as a flicker. However in playback mode, ...
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Why can't I auto-focus on semi-close subjects with my new Nikon 50-300?

I just got a new lens (Nikon DX 55-300) for my Nikon 3300 camera. I am just a beginner, however when I try to focus and capture something semi- close by (in the same room) it does not allow me to ...
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Why do images taken with my DSLR end up half black and half bright purple?

I use a Canon Rebel T6, and it worked great for about a year and a half until the other week when I'd take a picture and look at it, it would be a half black, half purple screen. Videos work perfectly ...
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Nikon D750 Lens Mounting Issue

I bought a Nikon D750 during the 2017 Black Friday and the camera is just out of manufacturer warranty. I am having a weird issue with my Nikon D750. With the original 24-120mm Nikkor lens, I am ...
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How to resolve error “-.-” and not able to take pictures on an Olympus E-10?

My camera model Olympus E-10 is showing this error and it doesn’t take pictures
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Camera Broken? All Images White…camera takes pictures but when I view them it it just a white screen

I have a Samsung NX3300 and had it for 3-4 years and I've found a few answers but no ways to fix it (e.g., at DP Review and Tom's Guide). I can see it fine as I'm taking the image but if I view it ...
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Why have all negatives been exposed to one frame?

I recently shot a roll of kodak 200 (36 exposures) and got them developed on the high street and all 36 shots have been exposed onto one frame, shown on the attached image; all other 35 frames are ...
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What could cause a Canon 70D communications error with zoom lens?

Periodically I get a communications error when using my Sigma 70-300mm lens with my Canon 70D. If I change lens all works. Half an hour later if I change the lens back to the Sigma it works - so the ...
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Why won't my dSLR take photos with my Sigma 24-70 lens?

I have been using a Canon 60D for five years and recently, only when I am using my Sigma 24-70mm lens, it does not let me take pictures. When I look into the viewfinder, it is so dark (I assume that ...
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How do you sync Yongnuo YN600EX II with YN622C-TX Contoller?

I recently bought Yongnuo YN600EX-RT II. I wanted to be able to use it off camera so due to recommendation bought YN622C-TX wireless flash controller. I cannot however get the flash to pick up the ...
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Magenta noise on images?

Does anyone know why I'm getting magenta noise on my images. It's very inconsistent when it happens, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what's causing it. I'm seeing the 'noise' predominantly ...
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needle cord type texture over the whole film after development. FP4.

I am developing a backlog of black and white films as I haven't had access to my darkroom for a while. I am doing Fp4 - 120 - taken with a Yashica and developing in the same tank using Rodinal / ...
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What could cause this black shape on the photo?

This is the only photo that looks like this, others taken before or after look fine, so I don't think it's dust or oil in the camera or on the sensor. Photo was taken during summer months, so could it ...
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Nikon D5300 Location Data?

I've recently bought the Nikon D5300 and everything seems fine apart from the GPS / Location Data. I bought it via 'Amazon.co.uk' > KCS Electronics. Basically the GPS flashes but I have not been able ...
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What causes this black line across the edge of my photos?

I'm not a pro photographer. I've been using a Nikon D5100 for a long time. But lately, I'm facing a problem that while taking a picture, there's a black line along the edge of my photos. See the ...
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Fuji X-T2 troubleshooting: On-camera flash fires only once

this is an issue that has only started showing up and seem to point towards something physically wrong with the camera/ hot shoe somehow. The problem is any flash that I mount on camera only fires on ...
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Error:“Press Shutter Release Button Again” on Nikon D5300 [duplicate]

My D5300 with 18-140mm lens is having problem "Press Shutter Release Button Again"...as error message pops ups in AF mode....but in manual focus mode...the error is not there, but images are over-...
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Is it common for Yongnuo flashes to overheat and stop working?

I have had a Yongnuo Macro Ring Lite YN14EX flash for a little over a year. I have used it 4 times; it worked great. The battery door does not close all the way now, but after looking at many reviews ...
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Why isn't my DSLR's viewfinder showing focus correctly after removing it for cleaning?

I've tried to clean focusing screen of my Nikon D750 by removing it out of the body and placed it back after cleaning. From then on, the focusing is acting weird. When I look through the viewfinder, ...
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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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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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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, ...