Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

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Shutter sticks I have a older Rebel 300. It has worked great for years but the shutter is sticking. When you press the shutter the light will flash for several seconds, then take the pic, which by then is to late and ruined. Has anyone had this problem before ?

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  • wendyl1952 Feb 18, 2009

    Yehhh !! Boy do I feel stupid ! I've had this camera for a long time, I can't believe I didn't even think of that. I would not have connected that to the problem. I've been into photography for about 9 years now and I'm really bad about using the P setting. I know I screw up some pics, I should take time and really work the manual settings. I now have the Rebel XSI and love it ! I haven't had much time to use it yet, but from what I see I do love it and it is a nice step up from the Rebel. I'm giving it to my daugher and she can learn on it. Thank you soo much for your help, I rate you %100 !! I'm so glad I found this site, I really thought the camera was a goner !
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Does the light flash for 10 seconds, with a series of beeps getting faster before the picture is taken so you miss the shot, or are you saying the shutter stays open for several seconds giving you a whiteout picture?

If the former, then the self-timer is on. Press the button on the back of the camera to the right of the displays just under the AV button. The display icon will change from :-
Hand sweeping round clock = self timer mode
Simple square = single shot mode
Stacked squares = multi shot (keep finger pressed to keep shooting)

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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