03-05-2019 04:21 PM
Hi, I have just purchased a 75mm-300mm zoom lenze. When I switched to manual settings both on camera and lenze the back screen turned black with nothing showing at all, I took several shots and they all turned black as well. I did remove the lenze cover which would be an obvious error. I have obviously, accidently, done something to make this hapen but I know not what. I am a newby to photography so if anyone can suggest a solution to this problem I will be more than greatful.
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03-05-2019 05:25 PM
Can you see light through the lens when you look through it?
If it is only with the manual settings, try taking an image in green square mode, and note the Aperture, shutter and ISO. Switch to Manual and repeat those settings. The exposure should be the same.
03-05-2019 06:08 PM
It sounds like you are set to a very high F stop (and probably shutter speed also) or your lens isn't communicating properly with the camera and is stepping down too far for the actual photograph.
The lens aperture is set wide open until the photo is taken (for focusing, scene composing, etc.) so the viewfinder would appear normal but the photograph would come out heavily underexposed.
What does the exposure meter in the viewfinder show as you are composing/focusing? What happens to your view through the viewfinder when you press the DoF (depth of field) preview button?
03-05-2019 07:50 PM
Hi, I have just purchased a 75mm-300mm zoom lenze. When I switched to manual settings both on camera and lenze the back screen turned black with nothing showing at all.....................
Do not use Manual mode. Switch to program mode and see if that fixes your problem.
03-07-2019 09:58 AM
Hi KV, I am not having any luck with this problem, although I have a feeling I may have the answer. Before I tried my new zoom Lenz I had my camera set for HDR it is still on that setting, can you advise how I can remove the Expo.comp./AEB setting, (my camera is the EOS1300D) and see if that solves the problem? I tried the green square mode but the result was the same.
03-07-2019 12:06 PM
One last question that may help in troubleshooting the issue. What is the lens youmake Canon,or other, and is it EF-S or EF (assuming one of those since you are able to mount it on the camera.)?