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Shutter release delay

There is a delay when pressing the shutter release button before the camera will fire. although seems fine sometimes when on automatic settings with continuous shooting. i have to hold down the shutter release for a few seconds before firing, this problem come and goes and even on manual with manual focus. please has anyone any ideas? i will try cleaning the contacts from lens to body to see if that improves it but overall i am at a bit of a loss.

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I have same problem with my Rebel XTI and asked the problem to Canon USA. Here is the answer of Canon USA and it seems worked with my camera.

Resetting the camera back to default standards may solve the problem.
Please put the camera in AF mode instead of MF. In order to reset the camera back to default standards, we recommend you perform the following
steps:

1. Turn the camera ON in the P (Program) Mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

3. Scroll over to the Tools2 menu, then scroll down to Clear all settings.

4. Highlight the Clear all settings option and press the SET button.

5. Highlight the OK option and press the SET button.

At this point, the camera should be reset back to factory standards.
Also, try a different lens. If the camera still does not work, then the camera will need to be serviced.

Hoping to help finding a way to solve your problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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I don't know the solution to this problem because I have the same one. The only thing that has worked for me is to turn the camera off for a few seconds, then turn back on.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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