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Rebel Xt Shutter button problem

 
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May 11, 2006 16:36 |  #1

I bought a Rebel XT last week and it has been great, but I started notice this problem a few days ago. In Av mode, sometimes when shutter button is half pressed, there is absolutely nothing happened, no red dots, no focusing sound, nothing. I tried to press the button all the way down when this happens, still nothing. The battery is still fully charged according to the icon. What could be wrong? The camera or I did something stupid?




  
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May 11, 2006 19:06 |  #2

Is it in auto or manual focus? No dots or focusing sound if it is in manual, only in auto.




  
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May 11, 2006 19:11 |  #3

Is there enough light? Whats the aperture setting when you do this? Is the lens in manual?


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May 11, 2006 19:28 |  #4

This happens when it’s Av (Aperture-Priority). This actually never happened in actual shooting, only happens when I play with the camera in a fairly dark room. When this happens, the aperture is usually at 3.5 (max) and shutter speed is < 20), lens in AF, flash off. When this happens I have to wait for a while and re try a few times before it functions normal again.




  
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May 11, 2006 19:29 as a reply to  @ Saralonde's post |  #5

Saralonde wrote:
Is it in auto or manual focus? No dots or focusing sound if it is in manual, only in auto.

:confused: I use mine 99% of the time in Manual and I always have a red dot (set to center) and a beep with the focus.


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May 11, 2006 19:51 |  #6

My 20D will not take a shot unless my lens has focuses, whether AF or MF. Doesn't matter how many times I press it. Oh, and I use CFN 4-1, so my AF is on the * button. Still, though...it won't fire a shot.


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May 11, 2006 23:47 |  #7

Check the lense contacts, or just removing and reseating the lense on the camera body might help.


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May 11, 2006 23:49 |  #8

Yeah my 350D won't let me take the picture unless it's in focus if AF is on. Until I changed CF4 to 1.


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May 12, 2006 00:34 |  #9

Rebel XT,

This happened to me also while I was away in Catalina Island. I could't really figure it out how to fix the problem when it occurred. I freaked out and started to imagine that I would have to send it for repairs after owning for only a month. Please keep in mind that this occurred outside in daylight.

I turned my XT off a few times and swapped different lens and it eventually got back to normal. I still don't know what caused it to not give me the focus red dot(s). Perhaps I accidentally pressed the AE lock?




  
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May 12, 2006 08:40 as a reply to  @ djdino's post |  #10

I sometimes have similar problem with 20D - no red dots, no focusing sound, nothing - but camera will take picture if shutter button is fully pressed :confused:. It normalizes if I press button a few times. It happens maybe once in 1000 pictures.


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May 12, 2006 11:48 |  #11

red dot will not show up when in AI Servo. Also make sure you didn't disable the "Beep" in the Menu settings.
I use CFn4-1 and AI Servo exclusively no beep no red dots. Only when I switch to One-Shot or AI Focus does it show up.


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May 12, 2006 22:11 as a reply to  @ delhi's post |  #12

Several weeks ago I took photos for this Therpeutic Riding Program Benefit Dinner. I took photos the whole evening with no problem. The lady in chrage of the program requested that I take a photo of her and her mother. I pushed the shutter button. I didn't here it click. The light alongside of the lens was flashing. After a brief delay; the shutter clicked off!! I'm like what is going on with this thing!! My wife said maybe it's getting tired!! (I only took about 241 pictures that morning and about 214 that evening.) I changed battery holders in my BG-E3 Grip; with my back up "AA"s thinking it might of been the batteries. Still the same thing happened. So I used my old Point-Shoot Camera I have as a back up. After getting home the following Monday evening I played around with it. I changed the mode settings to each setting and clicked one photo in each setting. I still had the same problem. However; I noticed in my LCD screen that there was a count down from "10-0" then the shutter clicked. I quick looked in my manual and found that this was for the button on the back of the camera to allow yourself "10 sec" to get into the photo. I pushed the button to off; and everything works fine now!!! Some how I acidentially pushed that button.




  
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