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SHUTTER JAMMED SHUT ON CANON EOS 5D

Hi there!

The shutter on my Canon EOS 5D digital camera is jammed shut. Camera displays: 'Error 99'

The mirror moves when you take a shot, but the shutter is stuck closed.

The Canon on-line manual is no help at all. Describes 3 other errors, and then 'Error 99' as "...different from the above errors..."

Great!

Anyway, any clues? I have a big photoshoot coming in 4 days and need to sort this asap!

Thanks,
Grant Wakefield
firethistime@hotmail.com

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