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Error 99- it says shooting is impossible . What could be the possible cause?

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May be memory is full...

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Shooting is not possible, turn the power switch to off and on or reinstall the battery


Hi there :the Error 99 is a comunication error between camera body and lens .are you using Canon lens?Try the camera body with a/another Canon lens in Camera body and try the lens on another Canon camera.With this troubleshoting you can know if the camera body is failing or lens is failing.I hope this information will help you.

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Shoot 5 pictures and get error 99


There are over 40 different malfunctions that can cause an error 99 on a Canon 40D. The 2 that account for over 95% of the error 99's are either a bad shutter mechanism or a bad mirror driving motor. It takes special diagnostic software to determine the exact cause. Otherwise, a repairer just has to start replacing parts until the problem goes away.
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Not used the camera for some time. When I try to take pictures I get the Error message Err 99. Shooting is not possible.Turn the power switch to <Off> and <On> again or re-install the...


hi the err 99 usually stands for shutter problem. however, there are several different causes. The first is defective shutter unit, second is defective power diaphragm unit in lens, and main PCB defective. You have to bring to your local repair shop. they would charge you around $65 to $235 depend on what it really cause problem. you can verify lens or body problem. try to operate without lens if still see err 99 when you push button. then it is body problem... Good luck with you...

Aug 02, 2011 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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When I try to take a picture I get an error 99 message. Shooting is not possible turn off power switch or remove battery


Hiyou have very common problem of canon dslr product. usually problem come from defective shutter unit. However, there is cause from lens also. Would you remove lens and push shutter button? if no error 99, then the problem come from lens---usually power diaphragm control fpc defective.If shows error 99, then you have body problem. At this point, still you have to check more. please set camera M mode and bulb shutter speed, you have to look front of camera if mirror goes up and show to you picture sensor. would you tell me more later. Thanks and best regard!

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Error 99 when I turn my canon reble xsi on The screen says "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to off and on again or re-install the battery" I have done all of the above...


Welcome to Fixya
Err 99 could mean several different things, such as... Memory Card, Lens or Lens contacts....

Here's what you can try:
Remove the memory card an enable "shooting with out memory card" and see if you still get the error. If it works your memory card is bad. Try another lens if you can. Clean the lens contacts with a pencil eraser (be careful not to get eraser dust in the camera body or in the lens). Worst case scenario is, Err 99 could be related to the shutter failing which would mean a trip to Canon.

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Apr 18, 2011 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

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I am on vacation in Mexico with my Canon digital Rebel EOS, which is about six or seven years old. In the last day or so, I have been having problems shooting photos. I turn the camera on, point, focus and...


I have read quite a lot about this infamous Error 99 on the Internet. Rather than try to summarise or duplicate the information here, I'm going to point you to someone who's already done just that, from bitter experience, I think! There's a very comprehensive essay about the various possible causes of Error 99 here (follow link).

Feb 04, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Error 99 all the time , 1 yr old ...started it about 2 months after i bought it


Hum, error 99 eh? Canon's catch all error code, there is a ton of little entities that can cause error 99 from using third party lenses, batteries and even grips but, it all comes back to an electric contact fault. By using a good clean new pencil one with the red rubber eraser most of the error 99 problems can be quickly for lack of words erased. The most obvious problem area if you camera is not fitted with a battery grip is the lens contacts between it and the body of the camera.
Remove the lens, put the body cap on the camera when you are doing this part and while holding the lens as vertical as possible with the contacts down lightly rub the cold contacts. You can use a lens tissue and blow bulb/puffer to remove loose rubber. While you are at it clean all your lenses and put the rear lens cap on while not in use.
Okay the body, it's not as easy but doable, remove the body cap keeping the lens mount and open cavity pointing downward. Lightly rub the body contacts well but also gently, clean any rubber away from the contacts using a lens tissue. Don't use the bulb/puffer as it will blow eraser dust into the camera and possibly cause flecks of dirt to adhere to the sensor.
Once clean reinstall your lens and go do some photography.
Other things that cause this annoying error 99 are grip contacts, battery and recently I got into an error problem and my fix was updating to new camera firmware. That problem took me while on an assignment and would have been embarrassing except my back up was a "Rebel". Winding down the shoot the Rebel started with this error 99. Once back to the studio I did the updates and cleaned every lens I had. Cheers Happy New Year have fun make lots of pictures.

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I just bough a digital cannon T1I and every time I shoot the camera give me an error message


What error message is displayed? If Error 99, This article will lead you through the steps to identify the cause and a possible fix for this error.

http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2005/04/29/50mm-lens-contact-points/

If not, then I suggest you do a web search for the specific error number displayed and see what problem is indicated by the error. That may lead you to a solution.

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Canon Rebel Xt EOS Err 99


Error 99 is a "catch all" error that has several causes. It could be that your battery is not fully charged, especially if it is a generic, non-Canon battery. Charge for at least over night even if the charger says it's full. If that's not the cause, switches inside the camera will have to be cleaned by a repair shop.

Nov 24, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Error 99


Trouble shooting Error 99

1. Solution: Remove and replace the battery.

Power the camera off
  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Wait 15 seconds.
  3. Replace the battery.
  4. Power the camera on.

2. Clean the lens contacts.

Clean the lens contects on the rear portion of the lens with a clean pencil eraser.
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  • Mount the lens on the camera.
  • Take a picture.
If the error persists, the camera and/or lens may need be serviced by a qualified Canon Service Technician.


3. Remove the 3rd party accessory.
Please remove the 3rd party accessory and replace it with genuine Canon Accessory.


4. Solution: Remove third party lens and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens.
Remove third party lens and try with Canon EF or EF-S lens This link will bring you to the camera page on Canon's website: More trouble shooting, drivers and downloads http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=215&modelid=11154#DownloadDetailAct Best of luck. Could you please rate this advice. Thanks so much!

Mar 27, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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