Question about Cameras
I will shortly be using the Vivitar S1 600 C/R flash w/ my Canon AE-1 program to shoot in a low-light auditorium from between 20ft. and 50ft. away. There is TTL, A1, A2 and M on the flash? Nothing but a novice here. Not sure if I'll use camera in "program" mode or not.
Make sure the camera is not in Document mode . Document takes a picture with added contrast so text stands out. Make sure the camera is not set to Infinity focus . When you select Infinity Focus, the camera automatically turns off the flash and auto focus so you get sharp, clear pictures. Make sure the camera is set to Fill, Auto, or Red Eye flash. See your camera manual for details about setting the flash.
Posted on Jan 01, 2006
SOURCE: Black Screen and Scroll Problem
You're either having a spreading corrosion problem from the water, or it's not all dry in there and it's spreading, and the conductivity of the water is screwing up the circuits. Open the camera as much as you're willing to risk it, and you're going to have to take a chance either way - either you take it apart, expose the boards, and every separate part with some distilled(non conductive) water (if you just dip the whole thing you'll have water caught in places) then put in an airing cupboard to dry for a week, thus taking the chance of causing more damage by not being able to reassemble it properly, or by causing more water damage, or you have another option of just opening all compartments -cards, battery - taking everything out and leaving it to dry, hoping that it will be enough. The chance you're taking here is that it's really a corrosion problem and you'll be helping it set it. If you don't like both option take it to a repair shop. Good luck
Posted on Jun 05, 2006
This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
u can use the H sync button only with the camera set in semiautomatic or manual modes, it dosent work in AUTOmatic modes
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
Single shot mode not servo/C modes
Focus sensor set for center
Make sure exp. comp is not set on -(minus) side.
Make sure your subject is locked on and not moving out of the autofocus (center) sensor.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
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