Cleaning Kit Canon

Cleaning Kit Canon
My Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel is overexposing severely in sunlight. What is wrong?

Doesn’t have the kit lens, but a Sigma 28-300 AF lens. Worked flawlessly till about a month ago, when it started giving Error 99. I googled and learned about some body/lens compatibility issues. One of the suggested solutions was to clean lens contacts, which I did. But now it’s overexposing severely in the sun, in several modes. I don’t have reliable Canon service where I live, so am rather desperate to find out what could be wrong, and what I could do. Thank you for your sharing.

Check your settings. Are you on Manual, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority… if you set it on Program (if it’s not on it already) you will probably find this will fix it. If not…. what white balance are you set on? What ISO? In direct sunlight you probably want to be around ISO 200 or 400… if you’re around 1000 or higher this could cause your camera to over expose your images.

I think I’ve seen that same error at some point and I want to say it was caused by somehow “unlocking” the lens from the mount so the contacts weren’t securely touching.

3rd party lenses like Sigma, Tamron, etc. have to reverse engineer their lenses to try to get them to work with Canon and Nikon lenses and they don’t always work the way they are supposed to, but usually do.

Good luck!

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