01-02-2019 10:30 PM
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!
01-03-2019 09:11 AM
Start by resetting the camera to Defaults. Retest and post back with those results.
01-03-2019 10:00 AM
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?
01-03-2019 10:03 AM
"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.
01-03-2019 10:28 AM - edited 01-03-2019 10:29 AM
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?