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Did shooting in burst mode wear out my shutter?

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 ...
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Canon 18-55mm lens giving err01 after it fell down

whether lens could be repaired without loosing big amount of money? Whatever the damage, repairing the 18-55 almost certainly isn't worth it. People upgrading sell them for not very much, just get a ...
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Canon 18-55mm lens giving err01 after it fell down

The black obstruction looks like a detached aperture blade. This is a seriously damaged lens. Repairing it would at least require it to be dismantled and the aperture blades replaced. Possibly there ...
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Did shooting in burst mode wear out my shutter?

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 ...
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What causes blue artifacts when viewing an image in Camera Raw or Lightroom?

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 ...
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What might cause my film SLR to produce partially black/missing frames?

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 ...
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Nikon D90 mirror stuck

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 ...
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How do I resolve a Canon "error 99" that is not a lens issue?

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 ...
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Nikon D90 mirror stuck

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 ...
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DSLR mirror stuck at top, sound like rolling gears

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 ...
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Weird canon 17-55 f2.8 IS lens error

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 ...
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What is Error 20, "shooting is not possible due to an error", on a Canon 700D?

After looking through many suggested reasons for error 20 I almost gave up. I started out with a water damaged 7D. I managed to get it to at least switch on after chasing the visible corrosion hot ...
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Old Sigma 18mm lens causes Err 01 on Canon DSLR

This is old question but problem is still actual on old lenses. What you need is protocol interface which converts aperture change command from camera to lens. Please see my article at this link where ...
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How to bypass "accessory is attached" error with simple diffuser on my Canon DSLR?

I just solved the same issue with my Canon 80D. I found that the diffuser’s foot depresses a small bar on the right side of the hot shoe when it slides in. I cut away a small rectangular piece from ...
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SD card becoming write protected on Nikon D5200

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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Solid greenish horizontal line is showing on all the pictures captured from canon eos 1100d

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 ...
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Why am I getting ERR 1 on my 80D when I shoot with a small aperture?

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 ...
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Why are my pictures opening but not saving to computer?

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 ...
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Lens keeps on zooming a tad bit and lens error

From your description, it appears your baby broke some relatively delicate part in the lens mechanism -- possibly a gear tooth or sensor part. Given there is no practical or cost-effective option to ...
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Even after formatting SD card it shows This memory card cannot be used error in the camera screen

The card is defective. Throw it away and get a new one. Even if you could make it work, it could no longer be relied upon.
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Camera will not take picture has this on screen (For)

If you see For flashing when you first turn on the camera it is an error message. See page 334 of your Nikon D7100 User Manual where it appears in a list of error messages. Problem: Memory card has ...
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What causes blue artifacts when viewing an image in Camera Raw or Lightroom?

That's the shadow warning of ACR. You also have a highlight warning, which is red. They indicate black resp. white parts of your image, which are likely under or over exposed. You can toggle them by ...
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How to bypass "accessory is attached" error with simple diffuser on my Canon DSLR?

I had a similar problem w T6. All button sequences that should have raised the Built in flash did not work (Q button and selections, lighting button...). It reported that the flash is not available ...
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How to bypass "accessory is attached" error with simple diffuser on my Canon DSLR?

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 ...
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Explanation needed for Recurring anomaly in Photo's

So, I think it is lens flare and, no, that does not mean that there should be thousands of other images with the same flare. The flare can be caused by a few different things including flaws in the ...
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D7000 Phantom Card Error

Is there a sensor in there that I may have damaged and this is giving the false reading? There is a contact switch in the SD card socket that detects the presence of a seated card. This switch is ...
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How to resolve error "-.-" and not able to take pictures on an Olympus OM-D E-M10?

Start with the usual suspects: Turn off the camera and remove the battery. Let the camera sit overnight. Replace with a fully charged battery, turn the camera on, and see if the problem still ...
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Strange behavior editing photos in photoshop and back in lightroom

I found the solution by my by myself! I had changed pc during the moving I have changed the user name from Fabio to fabio. Lightroom had found the files but does not recognize the folders as the same.
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Nikon D610 error after each shot

The most common cause for the Err message is an issue with the aperture control. A lack of aperture control would also likely affect metering and quite probably live-view (exposure preview). Since ...
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Nikon D610 error after each shot

It sounds like you may have bent the aperture lever in the camera body that contacts the aperture lever on the back of the lens. Or you may have bent the lever on the back of the lens that the camera'...
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