Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 09 Nov 2013 (Saturday) 07:09
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

T-3 Troubles

 
Rickfly
Hatchling
6 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 09, 2013 07:09 |  #1

List,

I have had my T-3 for several months and everything has worked fine until now. For some reason it will no longer take pictures. The lens cap is off, the battery has a full charge. I think I may have inavertently pushed a wrong button somewhere. When you push the shutter button half way, on full auto, the little red lights to focus no longer appear. When you push the shutter button all the way, the screen on the back of the camera momentarily goes dark. What am I doing wrong? Also, is there away to to re-set the camera to factory settings? Thanks. RFly




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
dpds68
Goldmember
Avatar
1,464 posts
Likes: 2
Joined May 2008
Location: Trinidad and Tobago W.I.
     
Nov 09, 2013 07:39 |  #2

Take out both Batteries main and small coin Batteries ( If there is one in that Model ) Press shutter button with no power to drain residual charge leave out for at least 15 min then replace that should reset to factory settings .

David


Gripped Canon 7D,20D,XT / Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Canon 85mm f1.8 , 70-200 2.8L,EF50mm1.8 II,Sigma 150-500mm OS, Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6
Vivitar285Hv x2,Canon430EX,Nissin Di866,CTR-301P Triggers,
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dpds68/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SimmonsCreek
Hatchling
Avatar
3 posts
Joined Feb 2013
Location: Missouri
     
Nov 09, 2013 08:12 |  #3

Great to know, thanks


Lora
http://lora-hall.fineartamerica.co​m (external link)
Canon Rebel T3

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Disposibleteen
Mostly Lurking
15 posts
Joined May 2012
     
Nov 09, 2013 08:33 |  #4

If i remember correctly on that model there should be a function in the menus to reset to factory defaults. I would try that before pulling the coin battery just to see if it solves the issue.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
John ­ from ­ PA
Cream of the Crop
9,264 posts
Likes: 835
Joined May 2003
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania
     
Nov 09, 2013 08:49 |  #5

How old is the main battery? Do you have a spare that you can try? I think that the T3 has a small microswitch in the memory card compartment (like most Canon's). Remove the memory card, reseat it and make sure the compartment door closes properly.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rickfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
6 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 10, 2013 18:03 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #6

The battery is OK. On further investigation, the problem is not the camera. It's the 18 -55mm lens. The lens will not work in automatic mode, BUT it will work in manual mode. Auto does work with the 75 - 300 mm lens, so the problem is with the lens and not the camera. Any advice? Thanks! Rick




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RHChan84
Goldmember
Avatar
2,320 posts
Likes: 24
Joined Apr 2011
Location: Mass
     
Nov 10, 2013 18:43 |  #7

Try cleaning out all the contacts on the lens and the body.


Canon (60D Gripped | 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS | 40mm f2.8 | 50mm f1.8 | 70-200 F4L IS| 430 EXII)
Tamron (17-50 f2.8 VC)
Feedback
Facebook (external link)

flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rickfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
6 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 11, 2013 06:14 as a reply to  @ RHChan84's post |  #8

I cleaned the contacts. Now the flash will work, but that's about all that works. I'm wonder if the lens is defective and needs to be replaced. Thanks.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jim_T
Goldmember
Avatar
3,306 posts
Likes: 80
Joined Nov 2003
Location: Woodlands, MB, Canada
     
Nov 11, 2013 09:03 |  #9

I doubt it's the lens.. You can check it by taking the lens off and pressing the shutter button.. The camera should take a shot.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tagnal
Goldmember
1,255 posts
Likes: 62
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Nov 11, 2013 13:40 |  #10

Jim_T wrote in post #16441984 (external link)
I doubt it's the lens.. You can check it by taking the lens off and pressing the shutter button.. The camera should take a shot.

Except he said it works fine with the "75 - 300 mm lens".


5D3 / M3 / S100 / Σ 35 Art / 50 1.8 / 135 L / 17-40 L / 24-70 L / 70-200 f/4 IS L / m 22 2.0 / 580ex II
Toy List | flickr (external link) | FAA (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rickfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
6 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 13, 2013 06:46 as a reply to  @ tagnal's post |  #11

I'm finding that the shutter works without a lens.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
watt100
Cream of the Crop
14,021 posts
Likes: 29
Joined Jun 2008
     
Nov 13, 2013 09:04 |  #12

Rickfly wrote in post #16440541 (external link)
It's the 18 -55mm lens. The lens will not work in automatic mode, BUT it will work in manual mode. Auto does work with the 75 - 300 mm lens, so the problem is with the lens and not the camera. Any advice? Thanks! Rick

when you say "manual mode" do you mean the AF/MF switch on the lens?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rickfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
6 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 13, 2013 13:47 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #13

Yes, along with the manual setting on the body.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
41,802 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 2566
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
Nov 13, 2013 13:52 |  #14

Manual setting on the body has nothing directly to do with the lens not functioning.

Have you verified that the AF/MF switch on the lens is set to the AF position?!


You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rickfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Hatchling
6 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 15, 2013 08:11 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #15

You may want to keep this e-mail for future reference for your T-3 camera. I called Canon today about my camera. Here's what the problem was - the lens was out of synch with the auto-focus motor.

Here's how to fix the problem - Take the lens off the camera, set the lens to manual operation, turn the focus ring on the lens all the way to the left-then all the way to the right, put lens back on camera and turn the lens switch to auto, and it should work. This puts the lens back in synch with the focus motor.

The tech said that this problem could have been caused by putting too much downward pressure on the lens when it's in the case. I stored my camera with the lens on it in my camera bag with the lens facing down and the camera body on top of it. The tech said it would be better to either put it in the bag with the body down instead of the lens, or take the lens off all together.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,535 views & 0 likes for this thread
T-3 Troubles
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is kcole1
1932 guests, 339 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.