cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

EOS 70D Live View Blank When Taking Photos

efrey
Contributor

The live view will not work on the LCD when still photo is selected. If I switch to video mode then the live view works and I can take pictures from there. When in camera mode the screen remains blank when I hit the Start/Stop button. The setting is enabled and I have done a firmware upgrade as well as reset all settings.

6 REPLIES 6

Anonymous
Not applicable

Did it work before the firmware update? You say that you have live view shooting enabled in the menu? Also, put the camera in a creative zone setting (P Tv Av M).

I believe this to be a hardware issue as the button does not work in video mode either to start recording.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Try resetting camera functions and custom functions back to default and see if that helps.

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

When you have hit the start/stop button have you tried prodding the INFO button to check if that helps?

FWIW, as an aside, if you are shooting stills (as opposed to video), conventional wisdom suggests that to get the maximum stability for the camera that you use the viewfinder with the camera to your eye to compose and shoot. By doing so you create three points of support for the camera as per the following:
How_to_hold_a_camera.jpg

The trend to shoot stills via the LCD screen with arms extended has evolved from those transitioning from cell phones, but a camera is a lot heavier than a cell phone and the longer the focal length of the lens the heavier it becomes.  Furthermore, the a longer lens will show the slightest camera shake, which is more likely considering that a camera held away from the body with only two points of support is an unstable support system.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Took camera back off and checked rubber stopper where the button is located. Took that off and clicked button a few times. Reseated cables and put back together. Works like normal now.

Glad to see it is now working for you! 🙂  Well done.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
Announcements