20 Most Recent Canon EOS-1Ds Digital Camera Questions & Answers

This is a year old post and I would hope you have an answer by now, if not no harm I guess.
The batteries that first came with Canon's 1 Series cameras where pretty good sort of. Mine is a (NI-MH Battery) and would last about 300 frames with lots of viewing and powering the IS lens. Big thing about these batteries you need to use them up completely before charging if you don't and charge the thing part way through the battery has a memory and you then get less use before having to charge it again. I then bought two more third party batteries which do not have the memory. When on a shoot I load up the Canon battery shoot through it and then switch it out for the "No Name" battery which B.T.W. is 2200mAh and I get about 500 frames, lots of viewing and powering the IS lens. Bonus was to me I got two third party batteries for half the cost of one Canon battery

Canon EOS-1Ds... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010

You don't need any of those. Just buy a card reader and use it to download your pics to a folder you create on your desktop.

Canon EOS-1Ds... | Answered on Jan 06, 2010

Friend here in UK had the same problem and fix it by doing this.

  1. Remove the flash from camera.
  2. Have the firmware updated of camera,can be downloaded from Canon website,using the camera's serial number to activate the download.
  3. Extraxt the downloaded software on CF Card via card reader.
  4. Do firmware update on Canon via Meu settings.
  5. Make sure you have the battery fully charged

  1. Reset all custom functions,
  2. Switch it off and remove the battery.
    Wait five to ten minutes and put the battery back.
  3. Switch on take picture.
  4. Put flash on and take picture.It might work now.
  5. Do you custom functions and see if it's working.
  6. If not take bothto a dealer or Canon repair shop.


Canon EOS-1Ds... | Answered on Aug 29, 2008

Hi - You can download the manual from the link underlined in blue below:

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Canon EOS-1Ds... | Answered on Aug 29, 2008

It's a shutter problem--it's not the amount of light per se that causes it, it's the shutter speed. This issue often only shows up at a few shutter speeds. My 1dsII does it around 1/125, although not nearly as badly. Apparently the shutter is bouncing or hanging up at the end of its travel. Sorry, it's either send it to Canon or learn to live with it.

Canon EOS-1Ds... | Answered on Sep 14, 2005

Maximum for counter is 999. Counter is showing 999 because you have space available for more than 999 shots. If you've got a very large memory card it may tke quite some time to get below 999.

Canon Eos... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

Sounds like it could be vignetting from either a lens hood or an accessory. Are you seeing this in all photos or flash only? If flash, sometimes a wide shot with a lens hood on will block the flash output and cause the described shadow line.

Canon Eos... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017

First of all try cleaning the contacts with a pencil eraser. Then make sure you are not too close to the object . The lens has a minimum focus distance and won't be able to focus inside that level therefore not releasing the shutter.

Canon Eos... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

A high key photograph typically has a light-coloured subject exposed to just retain details in the highlights, with very little shadow detail.
Impossible to give technical details, as it depends on the subject and the ambient lighting - best advice I can give is to try various settings until you get a result that suits you, then check the exposure details in the EXIF file.

Canon Eos... | Answered on May 31, 2016

This is an indication that the LCD is not functioning. You haven't indicated the make and model of your camera but if it has a view finder, try taking some picture and view them in a computer. No view-finder? Just point and shoot some subjects and view then from a computer.
Are the pictures OK? If they are than you might want to maintain that style while looking for replacement parts of service tech.

Canon Eos... | Answered on Oct 28, 2015

This is an IR transmitter and as long as your EX 580 II works with IR you'll be OK

Canon Eos... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

Sounds like lcd screen has dropped pixels and replacing screen is a chore unless you are a camera repair person. Rich

Canon Eos... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014

What size is the card you're using and are you shooting RAW or the largest JPG files the camera will allow, or a combination of RAW+JPG?

Canon Eos... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014

When you have another lens, that still works on the same camera, you can assume it is something with the 18-55. Please check carefully if all contacts are clean and shiny. Also check if not one has a (even tiny) bent to dent.
You can clean contacts with a dry cloth, or cotton swab. Never use anything sharp in or lost by a camera.
If you can't fine anything obvious wrong with the contacts, I think you should visit a Canon certified service centre.

Came just in my mind. If the camera does not give any error, and you still can shoot (blurred) pictures, check if the AF switch is not on manual.

Canon Eos... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

Although the manual does not show how to connect to a computer, the system map shows how to use a mini USB cable to connect the camera to a PC. But before the camera will communicate with any PC or Laptop, it needs software.

From the Canon USA website you still can download the Zoombrowser EX software for free. It used to be the EOS Digital solution disk and the ArcSoft PhotoStudio Disk.
Before connecting the camera, install the software. Then when software (and driver) are installed, when connecting the camera, the software will start up and ask what to do. Like import the pictures to the computer.


Canon Eos... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Canon Eos... | Answered on Oct 09, 2014

Sounds as though moisture is closing the shutter release contact or has damaged it. You can try wrapping the camera in a clean, paper bag without the lens and battery and open the battery and memory card door as well as the other covers. Then place the bag in a large bowl or box of clean, dry, uncooked white rice, completely covering it, for at least a week to draw moisture out of the camera. You can also use a commercially available moisture desiccant but they're more expensive and the rice works pretty well. If that doesn't help send the camera in for repair as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more damage can be done by trapped moisture.

Canon Eos... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014

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