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Canon Rebel T6i

Hello,

 

I have a Canon Rebel T6i with a 18-55mm lens. I am having trouble taking pictures through the viewfinder there is a flashes 15" at the bottom left side of the viewfinder. What does that mean? It takes pictures through the twisty screen just not the viewfinder. I have tried removing the sd card, battery & lens. Not of that has worked.

 

Please let me know what you think!

Thanks!!

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

Additionally, this problem only started to occur when I was taking my camera out in the cold weather. 

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

Greetings,

Start by resetting the camera to Defaults.  Retest and post back with those results.

~Rick
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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

15" indicates your shutter speed set at 15 seconds

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

What mode are you in? Green Square? M? P?

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

I reset both the functions option and settings option. Still having the issue. 

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

I was in the green square mode. 

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

Is 15 an okay number for the shutter speed to be set at? I don't really understand shutter speed. I am still learning my camera and don't understand everything. Also, it's blinking so what would that mean? 

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

"I reset both the functions option and settings option."

 

Did you go in the menus under tools and do clear all settings?  That is a reset to factory. There may be some custom settings that need to be reset also. Consult your manual about resetting the camera.

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Re: Canon Rebel T6i

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Was the lens cap on? That says that the camera tested the exposure and found the scene so dark that it wanted to set the shutter to 15 seconds - a long time 1/60 second is more typical - and it is blinking to indicate that the exposure will still be too dark. Sounds like you damaged the exposure chip in the cold.

 

Can you see through the viewfinder?

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