EOS-350D stays at "999"

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Guest, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    For some reason the counter in the display on my EOS-350D stays at
    "999" despite taking new shots, but only in the "green" and other
    "automatic" modes. In the "creative" modes I believe it advances.

    I seem to recall having read something about a limitation to the number
    of shots or something like that, but I don't know the details or what
    has to be done to rectify the situation.
     
    Guest, Jan 19, 2007
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    Steve Wolfe Guest

    For some reason the counter in the display on my EOS-350D stays at
    It only has three digits, it can't display anything larger. If it thinks
    you have 1,000 or more shots left, it will just say "999".

    steve
     
    Steve Wolfe, Jan 19, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That makes sense, but the memory card only has room for something like
    300 shots!
     
    Guest, Jan 19, 2007
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    just bob Guest

    In that case, sounds like someone changed it to small JPG, or similar.
     
    just bob, Jan 19, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    RTFM and CYS!
     
    Pete D, Jan 20, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Set the quality back to high.
    It's likely been set to small, and has room for more shots than the three
    digits can show.
    Normal.
     
    Mark², Jan 20, 2007
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  7. Guest

    Steve Wolfe Guest

    It only has three digits, it can't display anything larger. If it
    I'll bet that you have it set to RAW+JPG. When you switch to the
    creative zone, it will only do JPG, so the camera will (rightly) assume that
    you have room for 3, 4, or 5 times as many shots.

    steve
     
    Steve Wolfe, Jan 20, 2007
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  8. So called "Creative Zone" allows for RAW images. The presets don't.
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 20, 2007
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  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ah!! yes, that's right. I do in fact shoot RAW+JPG, but not quite
    having learnt how to use a flash properly in creative zone I tend to
    switch over to "green box" mode in those situations.
    I forgot that I lose RAW shots whenever I do flash photography that way.
     
    Guest, Jan 20, 2007
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  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Silly me! I could easily have set it to "P" mode instead, where I do
    get RAW+JPG in addition to automatic flash settings.
     
    Guest, Jan 20, 2007
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  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ..... and now the number has changed to "969" in the preset modes.
    I guess a 4 GB memory card allows quite a bit more than 999 shots, even
    when set to the highest resolution.
     
    Guest, Jan 20, 2007
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