Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 25, 2011, 10:44 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Default Eos Rebel XTI (Eos 400D)

Happy Christmas all... I've just been given a Canon Eos Rebel XTI for Christmas. There seems to be a problem with the dial at the front of the grip which shifts the aperture in Av/aperture priority or the shutter speed in Tv/shutter priority (not the dial which shifts between Tv, Av, M etc).

The dial spins fairly freely, however does not seem to actually shift the shutter speed or aperture etc very well. It shifts it in 1 direction quite well but not at all in the other direction.

Is this a common problem? Has anyone come across any ways of fixing it?
Headhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 26, 2011, 11:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
TCav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC, Metro Area, Maryland
Posts: 13,544
Default

If I understand you correctly, you're saying that, when the Mode Dial is set to P (Program AE), and when pressing the shutter button halfway, you turn the Main Dial one way, the shutter speed and aperture will change, but when you turn it the other way, nothing happens.

I suggest that you reset the camera to the default settings, as described on page 100 of the Instruction Manual just in case there's some setting that's causing your problem. But I think your XTi may need to be serviced. If you can get the receipt, you may be able to return it. It's also possible that any good camera store could repair it or arrange to have it repaired for you, without you having to send it to Canon yourself.
__________________
  • The lens is the thing.
  • 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'.
  • "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.

Last edited by TCav; Dec 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM.
TCav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2011, 3:02 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks for the response. With the main dial set to Tv (shutter priority), the dial at the front of the grip should allow you to change the shutter speed, one way for faster, the other for slower. Same in Av/aperture priority, this dial should allow you to change the aperture however it's quite "sticky", it takes a fair amount of "dialling" for it to shift up and down....
Headhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.