I was shooting as normal, then I could shoot no longer. I still have info on top screen, all but image number in right hand corner and none of the menu or image view,jump or info buttons work and nothing comes up on LCD screen. The camera is only about 6 weeks old and hasn't had any damage or dropages. I have tried a different CF card, re-charged the batteries (battery grip fitted) I ahve tried battery in body without battery grip. Any suggestions?
Okay people, I think I have solved this dilemma; at least for me personally. I had the exact same thing happen. I was shooting senior pics, changed CF cards, took some more pics and then nothing. The top screen displayed info, but the rear panel was total failure. I thought maybe it was a bad CF card, battery, etc.. Since my warranty is out... I have ruminated over this many times and was almost at the point of taking it in for an estimate.
When I was changing out the battery yesterday, (I bought a new battery, and was putting it in after a full charge) I noticed there was a screw missing from the hinge that held the battery cover in place. Upon closer inspection, I noticed there was a small opening with a piece of metal that would be pushed down by a protrusion on the inside lid cover. I replaced the screw, and fastened the lid down into place, put the battery in (I should have tested w/my old battery to fully be able to rule that out), and held my breath. Turned it to on, and that was it. All of my personalized settings were gone but I can deal with that.
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It sounds as though you have activated one of the timers. On the LCD display on top of the camera look in the bottom right-hand corner of the display and see if there is a symbol that looks a bit like a one-handed clock (the timer symbol). If so, press the AF-Drive button on top of the camera and rotate the large, circular selector dial on the back of the camera until that symbol goes away. Now the camera should shoot normally.
a few simple tips you can use for shooting your bow and to improve your arrow grouping . first it starts out with a good stance your feet should be shoulders with apart but not over spread apart.you will want to face 90 degrees to either the left or the right of the target depending on your shooting hand .second your draw ,when you draw your bow the bowstring should sit right below the far outside corner of your eye..thirdly calming your self take a few deep breaths and hold your last breath till your ready to shoot and settle your pins (sights) on your target remember to use the right pin for the right distance.. fourthly remember not to drop the bow when you release the arrow.i dont mean actually dropping the bow on the ground but lowering your extended arm holding the bow forward to quickly before the arrow has time to release .dropping the bow can and will cause your arrows to drop too ...shooting your bow at longer distance will tighten up your arrow grouping at closer distances
Although a good SD card is worth considering it's not the only thing that determines the speed. In fact the shooting light has more to do with it then the memory card. The Rebels although not Pro cameras are pretty darn fast with the differences immeasurable in most cases with Pro cameras. The Rebel will show the burst rate in the right corner of the viewfinder and if you noticed this rate changes with the light and shutter speeds. Sow the shutter speed down and that burst rate will drop as well. The size of the image file also dictates how fast you can burst in frames per second. You are shooting RAW and no doubt jpg's so the camera is doing double duty with some pretty impressive files size. If you want speed shoot jpg's and set your camera correctly for white balance, shoot for the end use. If you are looking for speed you aren't shooting portraits or landscapes where you have time to calculate your shot so the need for a BIG print isn't necessary so drop your image quality. The Rebel's processor is very impressive and it has a large buffer where it writes the file as you are shooting so in fact the camera is writing to the buffer at the same time it's writing to the memory card. That's why when you stop shooting it takes several seconds for the camera to catch up.
If you are looking for speed keep your shutter speed up, reduce the image file size, shoot jpg, class 6 works nice (I use this type) I have only one class 8.
On a personal note the Canon Digital Rebel has put so much power and performance in the hands of entry level photographers and they are using that power to come up with some darn nice photography and in the right hands it's putting the hurt to some long time pro shooters.
Press the info button on the back to bring up the shooting information screen. The second item from the top on the right column is the image size. Press the button to activate the settings, then use the multiselector to navigate to the desired setting. Press OK, use the multiselector to select the desired size, then OK to set it.
Your choices are Large (3008x2000), Medium (2256x1496), and Small (1504x1000).
Note that you cannot change the image size if you're shooting RAW. The image quality setting is the one just above the image size.
Press the MODE button to select the Video mode. Note: The camera has limited internal memory allowing you to record up to 20 seconds in QVGA. An SD
card (up to 8GB) needs to be inserted in order to use the video mode normally.
When the icon appears on the top left corner of the LCD screen this indicates that you are in Video
1. Prepare the object or subject you wish to record.
2. Press the Shutter button to begin shooting the video.
3. The elapse time will appear on the top right of the LCD screen and the icon will flash on the
4. Press the Shutter button again to stop the recording and save this file in AVI format.
1. You can preview the AVI files in Playback mode or once downloaded to your computer by using
Quick Time and Windows Media Player.
2. When the camera's memory is full, the “Memory Full Insert a SD Memory Card to Transfer and
Shoot More video!” message will appear on the LCD screen when you attempt shoot more videos.
Download the test file from the internal memory to the PC or delete them to shoot more videos.
Alternatively, you can insert a SD memory card to expand the memory to record longer videos.
3. The LED will light up when the light condition is not good.
Hopefully you resolved this already. If not, push the "DISP." button left of the MENU button. Pushing it gives you three options: black (for discreet shooting so your LCD doesn't give garner dirty looks from fellow concert goers), liveview, and liveview with info overlayed (shooting mode, ISO, etc.). Good luck!
With the same exposure settings, you should get the same result. When using Bulb in Manual mode, you also need to be sure you have set the lens aperture to the largest opening (lowest number). And don't forget to set ISO to 1600. Since the D80 has shutter speeds as long as 30" (minutes) I recommend you use them instead of Bulb, unless you need longer.
The blue areas are heat noise from long exposure -- other electronic components near the sensor are generating heat from the constant current flow. Be sure you check your Shooting Menu settings to set Long Exposure NR to ON and also High ISO NR to HIGH.
Highlight is just the info mode, there are several info modes including Basic file info, Shooting Info and RGB histogram, just press the round controller in the up or down direction to change between them in playback mode. Highlight will flash black anywhere there is pure white in an image. Try resetting the camera by pressing the 2 buttons with green dots (on top of the camera near the shutter release) holding them for a few seconds.
This is called "vignetting". To me it sounds like your lens hood isn't mounted correctly. If you don't turn it on all the way, exactly this will happen, because the longer "leaves" on the hood shadows the edges of the frame.
So, try to turnt the hood all the way on. You might have to use a little bit of force, as the hoods can be hard to turn sometimes.
Hope this helps!
I had the same problem with mine. I searched the web and came across this one. My camera had a black screen but everything else worked. I read some of the comments and a few people said to hit it. I hit the camera in the side of my hand a few times and it started to work. Thanks for the info. It sound carzy but it works.