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05/18/2008 02:00:35 PM · #1
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so, this is the current output from my camera. It just started to happen and now all of my shots look like this. And no, the lens cap is not on and this happens for any lens i throw on top.

im hoping someone has words of wisdom or at least a pat on the back that everything will be alright?

the link is to an original with the metadata intact.

tear ;(
05/18/2008 02:11:36 PM · #2
I'd say your mirror doesn't work anymore :(

(after checking the EXIF, which doesn't say anything else)

Message edited by author 2008-05-18 14:12:26.
05/18/2008 02:13:05 PM · #3
It says you're at 1/200th at f/8 and ISO 100. Were you indoors???

05/18/2008 02:15:33 PM · #4
Originally posted by dwterry:

It says you're at 1/200th at f/8 and ISO 100. Were you indoors???

There's no latent image that I can find. Methinks your shutter is due for replacement.
05/18/2008 02:16:21 PM · #5
Oh dear, looks like some sort of shutter failure.
I`m sure canon can fix it quickly. How much it`s costs i don`t know.
05/18/2008 02:21:52 PM · #6
the mirror moves? though when i look at the shutter without a lens on, I do not see the sensor exposed.

is the shutter operation different from the mirror?

how much time/$ is this gonna cost?

thanks
05/18/2008 02:31:54 PM · #7
just unmount the lens, put the camera on "bulb" or maybe like 2 sec. press the shutter and you'll see if the mirror/shutter locks up.
if shutter and mirror work properly, then it must be a sensor failure...
05/18/2008 02:41:46 PM · #8
Try sensor cleaning mode. The shutter should open and expose the sensor.

Then try the bulb experiment, without the lens (if it lets you). You should again see the sensor.

05/18/2008 02:47:31 PM · #9
sensor clean and bulb test report the same thing

the mirror opens but there is no sensor exposed just a thin wall with four slits. I assume this is my shutter and this is what im going to need to get replaced?

thanks again guys, really appreciate the help.
05/18/2008 03:42:41 PM · #10
That happened to me last year and I had to have the shutter replaced.
05/18/2008 03:55:51 PM · #11
are you sure you just didn't press the display button?
05/18/2008 06:07:22 PM · #12
Originally posted by Blue Moon:

are you sure you just didn't press the display button?

I understand how that affects what he sees on the camera's screen, but how could it affect an actual FILE?
05/18/2008 07:01:47 PM · #13
Originally posted by maxj:

how much time/$ is this gonna cost?


It may be a better option to upgrade cameras, Canon's starting price is $150 plus parts and such, not sure if its worth that to keep the camera, or if it might be better to fork out a few hundred more to upgrade. It does sound like a shutter issue, but I'm no professional. Hope it gets worked out.

Message edited by author 2008-05-18 19:01:54.
05/18/2008 10:02:30 PM · #14
It looks like the color balance is off too. Maybe they can fix that when they fix the shutter? ;D

It cost $180 to replace the shutter in my D30. It was in and back to me in 10 days. I've heard that the Calf service center is better than the NJ one. I know the Calf one did a fast and good job.

Mike
05/18/2008 10:26:11 PM · #15
I just just my 20D out of the local shop, while there I asked about the shutter. The guy told me the 20D shutter was about $35. It's that labor that will kill you. Don't know if the 300 shutter would be more or less, there is a point where old cost more.

My 20D was in for the Shutter release button...Invoice states $11 for that part the total ended up just under $200. I think I'll just go to Canon (Irvine) next time.
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