20 Most Recent Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera Questions & Answers


As far as I know, you should use L series Lens to fit Full Frame Canon Camera (5D & 1D).

That would be no adapter, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Jan 24, 2019


Since you weren't really clear about what the part is or looks like it's hard to tell. Most lens repairs of any kind that would require opening the lens in any manner are best handled by professionals. Too much of a risk of ruining a lens.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014


If trying another card doesn't work then reformat your CF card in your computer choosing a Quick Format option. Then place it in the camera, do an immediate card format in the camera. If you've got images on the card now DO NOT SHOOT ANYTHING on the card before running an image recovery program like Sandisk RescuePro. As long as you don't shoot anything new on the card RescurPro should recovery all the existing images.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014


Try a factory reset if the screen dispaly button (usually the info button) will not work.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014


1. Open the Canon 5D Mark II's menu system by clicking the "Menu" button on the back of the camera.
2. Scroll to the seventh menu at the top, indicated by a wrench icon with three small dots next to it.
3. Choose the "Clear settings" command.
4. Choose "Clear all camera settings."
5. Confirm clear all the camera's settings.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014


Error 30 appears if the memory card is inaccessible. The cause is often a corrupted memory card resulting from an interrupted read/write operation often caused by a camera shutdown from a dead battery or removing the memory card while camera is on. Try a different card to see if it works.

Also, you can use a photo recovery program on the memory card or just reformat the card in your computer if there are no images you need to save on the card. Even after formatting, you can still use a recovery program to access photos on the card but be sure you don't use it again before you recover.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014


Unfortunately the 5D (original) doesn't have live-view - which allows you to see the picture before you take it. It doesn't have video either but I guess you already knew that.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Jun 12, 2014


This is not a problem: the LCD monitor cannot be used as viewfinder for shooting as with digital compact camera's or non-professional DSLR's.
This info can be found in the manual on p. 36.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on May 30, 2014


Hi Bill. Have you solved the problem ?, if not the screen may be turned off, see pages 106-110 of the manual (for an eos 5 mk2-you do not say which version you have, I have added a link to a PDF version of the mk2 model. Please come back and let me know the result be it good or bad.
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300004270/01/eos5dmkii-im4-en.pdf

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Apr 26, 2014


Hi. 1) Make sure that the memory card is not full.
If 1) is ,ok, 2) Turn on the camera, go to the menu, reset the camera to the factory setting, If this does not solve the problem, 3) check if the lens is mounted correctly,if it is, 4) try a different lens. Always refer to the camera manual for the correct way to carry out these tests.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014


If you are talking about the photos you are taking inside with Lights on then you may have incorrectly set the wrong colour balance. Try setting the colour balance to AWB <Auto> or adjust to Tungsten (Light bulbs) or White flourescent light (for tube lights).

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014


Sounds like the shutter control is not active. If closed, the shutter will not allow light to enter and thus you have a black receptor. Take to a camera shop for testing.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Mar 17, 2014


The LCD on the top or on the back? If the one on the top still works you can still see all settings there.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013


Make sure you set it to "auto-review" and that the time is long enought to look at it. Pressing the shutter release will skip the image review and keep the LCD in shooting mode.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Nov 08, 2012


Your camera is probably a lost cause, but if you remove the covers you may be able to clean the corrosion off of the circuit boards. Put a small amount of WD40 on a Q-tip (don't squirt it on the board). It does a good job of dissolving corrosion. If there is corrosion in the flex connectors the flexes plug in to the board they are on will have to be replaced. Some boards require software to replace.You do have a chance because this camera doesn't have built in flash, so you did not short 300 volts into the circuit.

If it was sea water it drastically lowers the odds of success.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Oct 08, 2012


check the battery and flash card doors. are they propely shut?

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Jun 24, 2012


How old are your batteries? Try a brand new (I mean a new in the package, not one you think is new) battery and see if this works OK. If it does then your batteries are worn out and should be replaced (a very common problem I see almost every day). If a freshly charged brand new battery does this then you have a short - probably in the DC to DC power board. You may also have a short caused by a loose screw that is floating around inside.

Canon EOS-5D... | Answered on Apr 09, 2012

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