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It doesn't really matter whether shutter activations are in burst mode or not. What matters is that they happen. 500 shots per day for 150 days is 75,000 shutter activations! Canon no longer provides shutter ratings for the Rebel series but back when they did the oldest Rebels and later lower priced models had ratings of 50,000 activations while the later ...


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From what I've read online, Err 30 is almost always a shutter failure, consistent with Canon's documentation for this specific error ("a malfunction with the shutter has been detected"). You should be able to get the camera fixed under warranty; if not, replacing the shutter would cost about $200 to $300—not worth it for a 1200D. While newer Canon EOS Rebel ...


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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. I have written a blog post about some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for ...


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It looks like you have a problem with the aperture flex cable (ribbon cable). It is quite common on certain Canon lenses like the 17-85 and 24-105, but can happen with almost any lens. When the flex cable starts to go bad it will interfere with the physical communication between the camera. Changing the focal length will put stress on the flex cable and ...


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The blue and red highlights in Adobe Camera Raw or Adobe Lightroom are called the Shadow/Highlight clipping warnings. They are indications of shadow or highlight areas that are lacking detail, meaning they have gone completely black or completely white. They can be turned on and off using the triangles in the upper corners of the histogram. Whether or not ...


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The dark lower third of your photos looks like a stuck shutter blade. To confirm my hunch: open your camera back (with no film loaded, of course) and shoot at manual - B setting. Keep the shutter pressed. Watch whether shutter opens fully. Pay special attention to the upper blade (the image is reversed). As for the missing pictures: shutter malfunction is ...


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I've just got my camera back from repair and this was apparently caused by water damage to the DC-DC board, an expensive repair but I hope that my camera will now work well for some time to come! I've not yet worked out how the water got in - but I'm suspecting a damp camera bag after a seaside shoot.


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You want to contact Sigma and find out if they'll still rechip the lens. Given the age of the lens and the fact that you're not the original owner, they may not be able to rechip it, or might charge for it, but it's worth a shot--the worst they can do is say no. Third party lens makers typically reverse engineer the electronic communication between the ...


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The Canon Err 99 is essentially their version of the Blue Screen of Death and simply rebooting may not fix it, but simply cleaning the contacts and rebooting is pretty much all you can do. It's their "unknown cause" error. To quote from the Canon Europe website description of the 99 error code: This is a general error that can occur because of several ...


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You can use mosaic mode in Hugin for these types of panos.


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Just wanted to add to this thread in case my solution can help anyone else. I just had a similar issue, occasionally got an Error 80 when powering up. I would get no display with any of my cards in, but if I took the card out my display would start up again, but obviously I couldn't take any photos. As soon as I put a card in, the display wouldn't work ...


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Try detaching and re-attaching the lens. The F-- error is related to an inability to control the lens aperture and may be due to a problem with the lens, the body or the connection to the lens. Try removing and reattaching the lens, if that doesn't work, try another lens. If that works, try the lens on another body if possible. This should narrow down ...


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There is a tab on the card that locks it from being written. Make sure that's not in the wrong position. Try moving it out of the lock position and see if it then works. Otherwise try formatting it in camera, and if it won't format, try formatting the card on your computer using a card reader.


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Try another lens. In some cases, this can be a problem with the lens itself. I had a 17-85mm lens show this problem a while back -- it turned out to be a ribbon cable buried deep in the lens that had started to pinch at some zoom positions.


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This error usually show up when there is faulty connection between camera and lens. This fault is because of those copper connections on camera or lens or both. Almost all Canon's camera shows this error in similar conditions. Have a look, http://kpixel.com/wp/2011/05/canon-eos-error-01-err01-the-worst-case-scenario/ http://www.ehow.com/how_7153049_fix-...


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A few things to try: Try a second battery Try a second body Try OEM and third party batteries Accept the warning message about the lack of communication and try to use the battery anyways Try pulling the battery out and reseating it at least a few times Try removing the tiny watch style battery as well as removing the regular battery at the same time. This ...


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Be sure you are selecting the Single shooting option in the Drive mode setting rather than the One-Shot AF option in the AF mode setting. When the AF mode is set to One Shot, the camera can still fire continuously. With One Shot AF once focus is achieved the focus will lock until the shutter is released or the half-press is released.


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No, you don't need to be nervous yet. You may need either an updated version of Adobe Camera Raw or if an up-to-date enough version isn't available for your camera, then you may have to use Nikon's RAW tools (ViewNX) to do the initial adjustments to your photos. Once you get the photo looking the way you want from the RAW handling software, you can export ...


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What you're seeing is consistent with data corruption in that the preview lo-res jpeg is fine, and that the compressed raw has a number of incorrect or missing bytes causing corruption. The question Why do images get "corrupted"? describes the effect at the file level. Use of a different file format (raw rather than jpeg) will give you different output but ...


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Error 20 is a mechanical malfunction with the shutter or mirror assembly. Your camera will need to be serviced.


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It may be the result of a battery going dead without prior warning. This happened to me using a third party battery pack. In order to fix this replace the battery pack with a charged one (preferably a Nikon battery). Turning the camera on will likely result in the "Err" message being displayed. Simply press down the shutter and the mirror should move into ...


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Nikons from that era (D40, D50, D60, etc) have a couple of things that are fairly well known to cause the dreaded 'Shutter Error" and/or locked up mirror. The first is that the main drive wheel for the shutter/mirror cocking mechanism is dirty or needs lubrication. This wheel can be accessed on many Nikon cameras by removing the floor plate of the camera. ...


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It sounds like one of the ribbon cables between the contacts at the back of the lens and the innards of the lens is either a little loose or has cracked preventing some needed communication between the lens and camera. At least part of the continuity problem may only occur when the lens is zoomed longer than 17mm. The entire reason for the ribbon cables ...


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The hot shoe on your 750D is reporting the presence of the accessory attached to the hot shoe. Even though the accessory is not conductive, the pressure it places on the spring under the side rail on the right side of the hot shoe (as viewed from behind the camera) is depressing a switch under the hot shoe to let the camera know something is attached. I ...


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The proper answer is "Send it to Nikon or an authorized repair facility". It will be expensive to fix, and may exceed the value of the camera (to you), but they will give you an estimate first and you can decide if it is worth fixing. You can try calling first and describing the issue and they may (or may not be willing to) give you a "no less than $x" cost ...


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Check the side of the SD card. There's a write protect switch that may have been moved to the 'lock' position.


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It appears your sensor has a 'dead line' across it. An entire line of pixels is not being read out. The sensor is not repairable and would need to be replaced. Unfortunately, the cost of replacing a sensor in the 1100D is probably more than the camera is worth. This is because a sensor replacement is very labor intensive. The camera must be almost ...


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It sounds like the temperature extreme may have affected the aperture mechanism in your lens or the lens side of the communication path between the camera and the aperture mechanism. It might be something as simple as a lubricant freezing and crystallising in a way that it no longer has the same properties after warming back up. It could be something as ...


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If I can see my photos in Preview, they must not be deleted, It sounds like your memory card is failing. Preview may be showing you thumbnails from the files which do not require the entire file to be read. Then, when you try to copy the entire file, it turns out there is a read error.


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I own a PowerShot A495 and recently the lens was stuck in the fully extended mode. Each time I tried to power up the camera I got "Lens Error, automatically shutting down - Restart Camera" - and it would turn off. After visiting a number of locations on the internet, and trying a number of fixes I became desperate. Realizing the camera was out of ...


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