Canon 60D screen turned black when I’m at mode settings

Starting from yesterday, my canon 60D camera’s screen will turn black when I’m at mode setting screen. When I press the Q button to change the ISO or the manual focus. The screen works again. What’s wrong?

I tried turning the camera off and removing the battery but that didn’t help at all.

Canon 60D screen turned back when I’m at mode settings

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canon – Buying New Camera

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canon – help me for water damage microsd card

Help me, I dropped a camera in the water in the factory where I work, and it had a memory micro sdcard and it had private pictures that I don’t want anyone to see, knowing that the water contains chemicals (floculant undustriel) and I’m afraid the card will still work.(one year)

canon – Why did some of my indoor event shots come out under- and overexposed?

Flash photography can be a challenge, mostly because it is the intersection of your camera mode and the flash modes. This will be in Canon-speak, but most camera systems are similar, using different names and acronyms.

On Canon cameras, you have Manual (M), Program (P), Aperture Priority (Av) and Shutter Priority (Tv). The Canon flash system communicates with the camera, so the flash knows the camera mode and settings. The flash also has its own modes: TTL and Manual. TTL uses info from the camera, and a ‘test flash’ to determine subject distance and exposure and automatically determines the amount of flash to provide. In Manual mode, the user sets the amount of flash.

It is likely you have your flash in TTL mode since you do not mention otherwise.

In Manual mode on Canon, using TTL, you set the aperture and exposure, and the flash responds with the appropriate amount of flash. When you push the shutter button, the flash sends out a pre-flash, which it uses to measure the scene, then adjusts the power of the ‘real’ flash. This happens so fast you don’t notice it.

So, if you stand closer or further away, the flash will respond by adjusting the power to get the exposure correct based on the pre-flash. If you put the flash in Manual mode, you can set the flash to constant power, rather than this variable power.

If you put the Camera in Program mode, the camera will always try to maintain high enough shutter speed to keep a photo sharp. But when you attach a flash, the camera has to make assumptions about how you want to use the flash: it the scene is fairly bright, it will assume you want to fill the foreground but not at the expense of the background exposure, so it will adjust the flash power to do fill only. If the scene is dark, it will assume you want to light the foreground, and will adjust the power to light the foreground at the expense of the background.

If you put the Camera in Av or Tv, the flash always works in fill mode, because the camera is holding either aperture or shutter speed, respectively. It will also work to ensure that you do not exceed the flash sync speed, and flash in the viewfinder to tell you when you get above the sync speed (depending on your camera and flash models).

So, the modes are tricky, and Manual is not always ‘best’. My advice it to choose the camera mode that best fits your scene and subject.

lens – Is there an EF version of the Canon EF-S 60mm macro?

I take a lot of photos of faces. For the last 12 years or so, I’ve been using a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens on an EOS 7D. I just upgraded to a Canon RP full-frame. With an adapter, I can mount the EF-S on the RP and it takes photos, but it’s only using part of the sensor, so the images come out 10MP instead of the camera’s 26MP. Really, it’s good enough, but a shame not to use the whole sensor!

I thought I’d just find an EF 60mm macro for full-frame, but I can’t find one. Does it not exist? What are my options now?


canon – Manual mode help

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canon – Downloading from camera to computer running Window XP

Is there a way to use my Canon EOS RP’s wireless function to download images to a computer running Windows XP?

Canon’s Image Transfer Utility works only on Windows 7 and later, but maybe there’s a way to just connect Windows Explorer with the camera that I’m not seeing?

Thanks for any enlightenment!

Telephoto Lens Advice for Canon

I use a Canon 600D and currently have three lenses:

  • EFS 18-55mm
  • A very old 50mm Pentax I use with adapter
  • A very old (1970s?) Auto Super-Paragon 200mm f/3.3 I use with an adapter

I want to get more into wildlife photography and have started exploring bird hides. I use the 200mm I have but it doesn’t really have the focal length I’m after and obviously doesn’t have IS and autofocus.

I think I’ve narrowed down the choice to the following two but I’m very open to suggestions:

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM – new
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens – second hand (note this is the original not the update)

A second hand 100-400 is a bit more expensive than a new 70-300. I’m leaning toward the 70-300 because:

  • the max 300mm focal length equates to 480mm given it’s an APS-C sensor camera, which should be more than enough and significantly more than my current 200 (equivalent to 320mm)

  • the push-pull feature on the 100-400 I’ve heard has issues sucking dust and moisture in

  • it’s cheaper than the second-hand 100-400

  • it’s generally better to have a new lens if possible than risk issues with second-hand

However, I’m aware that the L series is superior and has weather sealing. I can no way afford the 100-400 IS II, even second hand, so it would have to be the original second hand. But I’m not sure it’s worth it given I’m still very much an amateur.

Is there anything I’m missing or is 70-300 probably sufficient? Are there any others to consider? Any advice appreciated!

troubleshooting – Why does my Canon dSLR screen go black after taking two photos?

You “fix” it by taking the battery out and putting it back in. 😜

Seriously, it does sound like a bug in your camera, but it could be caused by a faulty battery or resolved by changing settings related to how long the screen stays on after taking a shot. Or could it be that your camera starts sending the screen output to a connected device (a phone or tablet, via wifi?)

What you describe, going off after taking two shots, and requiring removing and re-inserting the battery (not just turning on and off the power), sounds like a real issue, not just a default being reset by removing and re-inserting the battery. So there are a few possible fixes:

  1. You “fix” the problem by returning the camera to Canon (for in-warranty repairs).


  1. You “fix” the problem by installing a firmware update in your camera (possible fix, but I’m not sure)


  1. You experiment and see if any changes to possibly relevant settings fix the issue or change it (e.g. the display settings and/or pairing with a smartphone)


  1. You just shoot and ignore that screen on the back of your camera.

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