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Busy signal comes up with continous shooting.

When I try to do continuous shooting a busy signal will come up when I really need it.

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I have the same problem with my 450D, and I have eventually worked out it was the "High ISO speed noise reduction" setting enabled, If the 350D has that setting in the custom settings menu check that, some of the other noise reduction setting will have, I'm told the same effect.


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The busy signal is showing because you are taking photo's quicker than the camera can save the photo's to the SD card. To reduce the risk of this happening, please do the following;- Reduce the size of the image that the camera is shooting. Investigate using a faster SD card. Some camera manufacturers stipulate the use of specific brands and models of SD cards as their cameras have been optimized for there use. 
Ultimately, the Rebel XT is only designed as a hobbyists camera and not up to the high performance of professional cameras. Nevertheless it is a very good camera for its price.

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I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
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  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

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This is perfectly normal, the flash uses short burst of electricity that are stored in a large state capacitor. This has to be recharged after so many pictures. You can go as fast as the SD card will allow even if the flash is charging, simply close the flash and continue taking photos without it, no effect apart from loss of some illumination depending on the conditions.

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3) Camera settings. If you are shooting in low-light situation, camera takes longer shots. There should be a warning icon about this. Easy way to deal with this is to use a tripod, to put camera on something solid. Check for "Slow Synch" setting - set it to Off if you don't know what it is.

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check your firmware version and update if necessary. Usually you get the "busy" message when your camera is writing to the card and it's possible the card isn't quite right - a format should fix it. Alternatately you might try a different CF card to see if the problem goes away. Good luck!

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