20 Most Recent Canon EOS 7s 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers


Canon EOS 7s... | Answered on Jul 18, 2016


I read on a forum that you can reset the shutter by gently hitting the camera at the bottom with the heel of your hand. This does actually work for me whereas the removal of the battery etc. as advised by Canon didn't do anything.
I have had the problem for a few days now, occurring about once a day. These few days have been quite heavy shooting days, about 500 shots a day. It seems to happen more or less first thing in the morning and, once I have freed it by the method above, it behaves for the rest of the day. However I feel that it will probably get worse and fail altogether eventually so I am still looking for a better solution.

Canon EOS 7s... | Answered on Oct 21, 2011

Tip

Saving Money On an External Flash for your DSLR


Save money (lots) by NOT buying a name brand smart flash for your camera.

Bottom line - Expert photographers use manual settings on their cameras and their strobes to take photos. It is the newbies, occasional shooters who need the auto settings (see exceptions) - and the auto settings that cost so much on the external flash units for Canon and Nikon Cameras. A "smart" flash from Nikon could cost more than $600 while a "not smart" third party flash should cost $40 or less.

"not smart" means that you tell it how powerful it should be when the shutter is released - and then it gives you the light you set when you click. A "smart" flash takes into account the surrounding light and the aperture set in the camera in order to determine the power of the flash delivered when the shutter is clicked. "Smart" flashes also have a manual mode.

Why do you need an external strobe unit? Don't you already have a flash built into the body of the dslr??

First - the strobe built into your camera is pretty weak. Second, it is immobile. Third, it is only a single point of light.

With a dedicated power source (generally AA batteries) an external strobe has more power. The strobe head can be rotated and pointed in almost any direction. By being removed from the lens about 4 inches, it is often enough to eliminate red eye in photos of people. And, by being movable, the photographer is able to control shadowing on the subject.

A further benefit is most of these strobes come with a 'built in slave', meaning that the light from one flash unit can trigger the flash of another flash unit. That means that for less than 25% of the price of a "smart" unit, you can afford 3 or 4 of the "not smart" units and control them with your built in flash. This gives the photographer a great deal of creative flexibility and the ability to light up an area far away from the camera - wirelessly.

for more on the use of an off camera flash, search strobist with your search engine.

exceptions - there are certain situations where the brain of the flash computer is really helpful to adapt to quickly changing lighting situations and from a practical standpoint, manual settings may not be able to keep up with the changes without missing the shot. An example is weddings where the venue moves from well lit to poorly lit places or in and outdoors, or in and out of shadow situations.
But, most shots are taken in a venue where lighting doesn't change and hundreds of shots are taken in virtually the same setups, same distances, etc. Here the camera can (and probably should) be set to manual settings and the flash also set to manual power. In fact, by using automatic settings, there are many processes that have to work perfectly in order for the proper exposure to be taken. These processes take computing power and an instant of time - which, depending on the computing power of your camera, could cost you that shot.
But, if you are taking wedding photos and faced with varied lighting situations, hopefully you can afford good lighting tools.

on Feb 25, 2018 | Photography


Your shutter leavers are getting slow. They will fail soon, most likely the old grease is sticking. You can get a replacement body for $40 as repairs/cleaning will be $80+

Canon... | Answered on Feb 20, 2018


Spares are available, but it is difficult without knowing the make. Look at the images in the link, some have schematic parts diagrams. Also look at the 'All' tab as there are sites on eBay selling parts.

photographic Tripod spares Google Search

Canon... | Answered on Jan 22, 2018


It is unusable because it is 'broken'. You've not specified the make and model, but if it was a cheap one (under £500) just replace it.

Canon... | Answered on Dec 10, 2017


I'd check with Canon. They will probably want you to send it back . . . be sure the price of the repair is going to be considerably less than a new (refurbished) camera.

Canon... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


You probably have a dead cell in your replacement battery. Camera batteries have a limited number of charge cycles, and this is not a rare issue with "aged" batteries. Also, when you get a new battery, buy a genuine Canon replacement and not one of the el-cheapo Chinese copies available online. In camera batteries, you really do get the quality and performance you pay for!

Canon... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


As it is a Sunpak tripod, contact the mfr or importer, or look on eBay. Fixya does not supply spares for any equipment.

Canon... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017


Rewind the film and try 'dry-firing' the camera, checking to see if the lens is working properly. May be a bad contact between the lens and the body, may just the the film has loaded slightly on the huh.

Canon... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017


You should download a manual.

Specs say it is an autofocus and autoexposure camera with limited manual input required.

Canon... | Answered on Sep 12, 2017


Camera store may be able to supply you with a new one or write to Bogen and ask for a replacement.

Canon... | Answered on Feb 10, 2017


The PC1565 is better known as the Canon Power Shot S95.

The manual is located here: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/4/0300003994/01/PSS95_CUG_EN.pdf

Refer to page 28 for details on erasing pictures.

Hope that helps,
BAX

Canon... | Answered on Sep 04, 2016


Canon... | Answered on Jul 19, 2016


You are not mentioning what Canon model, so we would be at a loss to assist you. There may be a way to do a factory reset on your camera, check the manual. In your question you state "...slr...", that indicates a film camera. Also, you say you added a memory card, that indicates a DSLR. If a factory reset that does not work call Canon:
1-800-652-2666). Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 am, Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. All times ET, excluding holidays

Canon... | Answered on Mar 02, 2016


Sounds as if the interlock between film advance and shutter mechanism may need looking at. Repair shop job, I'm afraid.

Canon... | Answered on Dec 31, 2015

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