Image layering thru lens, imprinting on card in top right corner as small panoramic
So I'm walking around with my camera. no bumps, no drops-I'm careful (as I have been for years) with my equipment. I stop to take a pic and look thru the lens only to see that everything looks super exposed and the images are on top of each other. It looks the same whether thru the screen or the viewfinder. when the picture is put on my computer it is a blank (black) area with a very small panoramic view of the image in the top right-hand corner (still with the images on top of each other) I have had camera problems in the past and fixed them but this problem has me totally baffled, especially with there being no trauma to the camera. I reset the camera and the panoramic deal still stayed. I'v never seen this problem with a camera before, having owned many over the years, using them almost non-stop. help.
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Re: image layering thru lens, imprinting on card in top...
Wow, that is strange. Is there a reset button or procedure, like holding power and exe or some other key combo in the manual? I had a C-5050 that would boot to a picture of a girl, not the normal Olympus splash screen, couldnt figure that one out either. Good luck, let me know if you give up on it or need more help..pishta68 at hotmail.com
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Using the Capture Menu
The Capture Menu allows you to adjust camera settings that affect the characteristics
of the images and video clips you capture.
1. While in Live View or Playback, press , then use to highlight .
2. Use to highlight a menu option, then press to display the menu option's
3. Use to highlight a setting, then press .
4. Press to exit the Capture Menu.
For on-camera information about an option, use to highlight Help... in the option's
sub-menu, then press .
In the capture menu goto
Date & Time Imprint Imprints date in lower left corner of image.
Off Default No date or time imprinted on the image. (this setting)
Date Only Date permanently imprinted.
Date & Time Date and time permanently imprinted.
If you are just installing a new memory card or possibly the card lock has been bumped there is a small switch in the upper left corner (writing up) that needs to be pushed towards the top and closest to the gold contacts here is a diagram Diagram
Also for any new memory card or one that you have just downloaded the images from to the computer Hard Drive you should format the card to make it compatible to the camera. Format the card in the camera and you will be good to go.
The EOS range does not automatically "imprint" the date/time on the images. Being digital, most of the information can be found in the EXIF data anyway. If you want to print the photos with the date at the corner, I believe ZoomBrowser EX has that function. ZoomBrowser came with your camera amongst a few other CDs (eg Adobe Photoshop Elements, DPP etc)
Turn the camera on and select Setup on the mode dial on the top of the camera. Use the navigation control to scroll to Date Imprint and press OK in the centre of the navigation control. Now Navigate to Off and press OK. The date will no longer appear on your images.
It's all about the lens. There are special lenses for that. Or you can just take 3 or a 360 image around you and combine them together. I would recommend a tripod so the image is level and one is not too high and too low.
Instead of going to print size, you need to head to the quality tab of your camera. Here you will find the option for 640 x 480. This size is only good though for email quality. If you want a higher quality for printing images, you need to move that resolution up.
TIP: I myself have a casio camera and i take all my pictures at the highest availible quality. You can always reduce the file size on your computer, but you can never add quality. While it may take more space on my card, it is like the old saying about dressing warmly... you can always peel layers off....
The flashing F-- is addressed on page 123 of your users manual. My camera was also doing that and it was very frustrating. The lens is not being read by the camera. Try cleaning the contacts in the lens and camera body. In my case I had dropped my camera from a very short distance, but it was enough to make the lens not seat right in the body. Have to buy a new lens. Go to a camera shop and switch out the lens and see if it works...mine did. Problem solved.