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Canon 80D - Can anyone please help - Playing up when shooting photos.

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Kia-ora.  I recently bought a Canon 80D which the previous owner had barely used.  I have been taking photos on and off for about one month now, not many, just a few a week.  However, since yesterday whenever I took a photo, in the LCD Viewfinder, just as I shot the photo, there was/is a temporary 'blackish silouette' that momentarily appears, then vanishes.  It does not effect the actual photo (I took about 30 yesterday and they all came out ok), but it is just when I actually shoot.  Is this s flaw in the LCD viewfinder?  Any help will be appreciated Smiley Happy

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Re: Canon 80D - Can anyone please help - Playing up when shooting photos.

What happens when you just playback the images?

 

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Re: Canon 80D - Can anyone please help - Playing up when shooting photos.

Kia Ora Dream!

 

I was wondering if you have many any changes whatsoever just before these symptoms occurred.   Have you tried using the viewfinder, and if so, does the camera take photos normally?

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Re: Canon 80D - Can anyone please help - Playing up when shooting photos.

Are you shooting with the optical viewfinder, or are you using the rear Live View screen?

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Re: Canon 80D - Can anyone please help - Playing up when shooting photos.

"...there was/is a temporary 'blackish silouette' that momentarily appears..."

 

Well no matter how you were shooting the obvious place to start is a brand new SD card.  Get a high quality SD card that is recommended in your manual.  Get it from a known good retailer, too.  Amazon is not a know good retailer for SD cards!

This is a easy and cheap thing to try. Plus yo need more than one SD card anyways.

 

But first do a full reset of your camera. Go to the Menus, Tools, Clear all settings and Clear all custom settings. When ever you buy a used camera you should do that.  Also make sure you format the new SD card preferably in the camera. Might be a good idea to toss the old SD card anyway if it belonged to the original owner.

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