A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9409 posts, RR: 11 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4625 times:
I have been shooting some photos at the airport as well as with my friends and my EOS350D Rebel XT at some points stopped snapping photos. The camera does focus and everything appears to work but when I press the button to take the photo the camera doesn't react or make the photo. After several clicking attempts it works again but how come it does not work at the time I want to make the photos? I hear the camera beep before pressing the button but the camera doesn't make the photo after pressing the button. Is this a familiar problem with the EOS350D Rebel XT? What causes this error? Is it easy fixable or will it just stop doing this after a while? Everything seems fine with the camera but it just doesn't make the photos sometimes which is not good.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4601 times:
I have on occasion accidently pressed the timer button, which until pressed again will unfortunately cause you problems, however in this instance I doubt this is the case.
In certain conditions, usually cold weather, the battery and/or battery compartment can experience problems, usually resulting in a blank LCD (except for the little battery symbol which flashes indicating battery empty) and no response when the shutter release is pressed. On occasions, the LCD screen can even appear entirely blank and the camera won't function at all.
I sometimes experience the latter and although it's a pain if it suddenly happens when something tasty taxies by, it can be easily and quickly remedied by removing the battery entirely and then replacing it.
Unfortunately, I think it's something we'll just have to put up with - possibly a software error. Luckily it seldom happens.
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4580 times:
Quoting A388 (Thread starter): The camera does focus and everything appears to work but when I press the button to take the photo the camera doesn't react or make the photo.
A common but not to be solved problem with this cam. No usage error by the photog. Happened only few times to me. In a very good German forum I read taking out the battery or simply pushing the preview button helps for the moment. Switchig on and off doen't help in this case.
Also updating the firmware can help you in some cases.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9409 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4546 times:
Hmmmm thanks for all the tips. I did see the same thing on my LCD screen as circled in red by Flugnord. I also removed and re-inserted the battery so hopefully the problem is solved. It just caught me by surprise as the camera did work afterwards, even though it sometimes made two shots when I pressed the button which is also strange. I will wait and see if this happens again so I can bring it back to the photo store. Thanks for all the tips and replies and please do post more info if you have it.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9409 posts, RR: 11 Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
But how come the camera works normally and at other times it doesn't? If I had pressed a button that results in the camera not doing what I want it to do, shouldn't the camera be doing this constantly instead of occasionally?
Rufruf From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4494 times:
Ahhh the digital age. Think about what your camera is doing. I t has to focus , move mechanical things, to focus and then snap the picture . Try it 10 times in a row.
What ever happened to 35 mm.
I suggust buying a Nikon ( top of the line digital ) Mine you I am a Nikon person. Anyways your camera can't keep up with what you want it to do. Kinda like computers.
You can only go so fast with what you got ( camera ) and computers
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4464 times:
Quoting A388 (Reply 8): But how come the camera works normally and at other times it doesn't? If I had pressed a button that results in the camera not doing what I want it to do, shouldn't the camera be doing this constantly instead of occasionally?
Not really. As I mentioned, I occasionally (and purely accidently) press the timer button, but it is very rare I do so. If the problem isn't the timer, it will definately be the battery.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4442 times:
Quoting Alibo5NGN (Reply 11): You may also want to check your lens. Some lens like Sigma have a lock switch.
Ah - I have an old Sigma lens that I was using on my XT and the same thing would happen - it wouldn't shoot, came up with an error message on the screen. I stopped using the lens, my other Canon lenses work fine.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9409 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4410 times:
Hey thanks for the input everybody. I went to the airport for some aircraft photography and the camera worked fine. I only had one incident where my lense had trouble focussing on a stationary aircraft which I never encountered. I will keep an eye on my lense (Canon EF90-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 USM) and my camera in case similar incidents occur. If so I will let you know for more opinions before taking it back to the store again. The thing is that it will take two months to fix in case I bring it back because the camera will be sent to the U.S. (Florida most likely) as these type of cameras cannot be fixed here on the island. Very irritating but I have no other choice unfortunately.....
Last time I checked, neither manufacturer made better cameras than the other. It's called personal preference, and my personal preference for aviation is Canon. Look at your local airport or at an airshow and see how many people are using the grey Canon L lenses. They can't all be wrong now, can they.....?
Rufruf From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4341 times:
I have to say that in my travel's around the world it is actually against the law to photograph a plane from a plane ( Try it in Bangkok ) . Be careful cause they will take your equipment. All photos taken at airports are contraband.
Same same at Tripoli, Praque,Viena , Kathmandu ,.......
AviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 263 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4292 times:
Jus an option..
When I first got my camera, I used to forget that I set the automatic shut-off feature to one minute. Left me boggled that nothing happened when I pressed the shutter in. (Just for the first few days) Almost lost a few good shots had I not quickly reset the power. Doesn't sound like this is the case with your situation though.. Have you tried contacting Canon at all? Never heard of anything like it.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9409 posts, RR: 11 Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4254 times:
Thanks again for all the replies and advice. My camera is working properly again. So I guess I did press the timer butron accidentally. My other camera (EOS300D) is under repair now to be used as back up. This camera just stopped working back in January. I first only worked when using it fully manually after a while it didn't work at all.