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Does not take pictures

Upon pressing the "on" button the image diplayed  willl last less then half

a minute then the  "battery exhausted' read out apears . That happens after

the installation of a fully charged  battery.

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Re: Does not take pictures

Same problem with the Canon XTi. Often I have to open the battery cap and close it to "reset" the lens to get it to auto-focus.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

Re: Does not take pictures

I am having 35-135 sigma macro zoom lens. pls tell me how do i use it in wild life and night photography without useing flash.
how do i set the focus in 50mm.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Re: Does not take pictures

If this is happening on a D200, it is a known issue.  If you remove and reinsert the battery it is often fine afterward.  If it is a different body then it may need repair.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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