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If it will sort out a problem which you may have, good idea.

Canon Cameras | Answered Yesterday

use a usb card reader, then a OTG usb cable adapter to connect to your tablet

Canon Cameras | Answered on Feb 05, 2019

the camera probably was exposed to moisture, could be a mother board problem, need to have it replace

Canon Cameras | Answered on Feb 05, 2019

I wouldnt use the 45 CT1 on 5Dmk3. The trigger voltage as I read it is around 400volts and if the serial number is below 534000 it can ve as high as 600V. Canons official line re: trigger voltages is (or used to be) 6volts max but that was for early series DSLRs (300d/350d). The newer line of DSLRs (your 5Dmk3 for instance) are rated to a max of 250volts. The information re: the CL1 claims 6-8 volts and should be okay. The above is assuming use in the hotshoe. Firing via the PC sync socket which is more tolerant to higher voltages, but possibly 400-600v!!! is a whole other subject and I would reccommend against it with the CT1 without further investigation. There are adaptors available (Wein Safe-Sync) which can reduce these high voltages to safe levels but it is it really worth it to use an old flash (Manual only too, E-TTL will not work) on a $2000 camera ?

Canon Cameras | Answered on Feb 02, 2019

A lot of older flash units for film cameras wont work on digital cameras. Old flashes dont have compatible electronics for modern digital cameras. Flash sync is a normal issue. Try setting the camera shutter speed to 1/60 or 1/100 and try that. The trigger voltage may be too high. To use the sunpak 555 you will need the TTL connector to the multiple contact points on the hotshoe. It might be cheaper to get a remote slave for the flash and use it off camera as a small studio flash.

Canon Cameras | Answered on Feb 01, 2019

Hi I am not familiar with the 30D but there is a parts list shown here:
Whether you can get the parts is another issue. You would have to try and see if Canon can still supply in your region. I hope this helps.

Canon Cameras | Answered on Jan 24, 2019

  1. Step 1: Load the image. Open the image that you wish to remove the date stamp from.
  2. Step 2: Select the date/time stamp. Zoom in on the area with the date and time stamp, and then mark it with marker or any other selection tool.
  3. Step 3: Run the restoration process.

Canon Cameras | Answered on Jan 24, 2019

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

Normal 0 BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH – FIXED AT LAST - After doing several hours of research on the internet, I have been able to eliminate the problem on my Powershot S2 IS. I started with the “fix” as suggested by guidofoc in a post on the “flickr” site. Thanks guidofoc! His procedure did fix the problem for me but it only lasted a day. The next day, back to the same old black screen. For the next few days/weeks, when I wanted to use my camera, I did the same procedure and it would come back to life but would be black again the next time I powered up the camera or a day later.
Back to internet research! On the “Fixya” site, I found a picture of the camera shutter and diaphragm blades. This picture was posted by “andyhutton” who was also having the same “black screen” problem. He had disassembled his camera and found what appeared to be an oil exuding on the shutter diaphragm blades. He disassembled the camera, cleaned it thoroughly, and reassembled it. This fixed his camera. Other information I found indicated that what appeared to be oil was a little “stiffer” than oil, almost hard. It was thought that this was happening after leaving in a hot car other high temperature environment.
All this made sense to me but I didn’t relish the thought of tearing the camera apart and reassembling it. This procedure reportedly took about 6-8 hours. And this was by a person who considered himself, to have a reasonable amount of mechanical ability. I definitely DON’T RECOMMEND this approach unless you have tried all else and are ready to junk your camera. Using this information I theorized that if I used the temporary fix procedure and then repeatedly activated the shutter, perhaps the “wiping action” may wear down the frictional areas and free up the shutter blades to move more freely. I tried it. Voila! It has worked now for the last 6-8 weeks without a failure. Here is my final procedure:

Set the camera in Tv mode, (delayed shutter mode) set the shutter at 15 sec, click to take a picture and during that 15 secs (like, after 7 seconds) open the battery, compartment which cuts contact with the battery circuit. Close the battery cover. At this point the camera works fine for me but only temporarily as noted above. Sometimes however, this procedure had to be performed more than once. Here is the key to the permanent fix. While the camera is working via the temporary fix, take many, many pictures. Hundreds! I probably snapped 400-600 pics. The idea is to wear down the little patches of hardened oil on the shutter blades. For the next three of days I took hundreds of pics each day. Basically, I just aimed the camera at the wall or whatever and snapped off several hundred pics.

Now that I seem to have my camera working permanently, my plan is to NOT leave my camera in a high temperature environment, and to try to use it regularly. Maybe, not unlike many other things, if it gets no regular use, it may start to deteriorate.

No guarantees but I do hope this helps someone.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 24, 2019

Set the camera to mode M (manual) and press the flash release button

Canon Cameras | Answered on Jan 23, 2019

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