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When pressing the shudder release, it won't take and it gives an r11 error

On the manual setting after setting my exposure, sometimes when trying to shoot I get an r11 on the screen and it won't take, or if it does it comes out completely dark. This does not go over well when I'm on location being paid to not be able to take a picture!

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Re: When pressing the shudder release, it won't take and...

What is the camera set to that makes you think this is not just normal behavior?  Since r11 is a normal indication, meaning your buffer is empty and you have 11 shots to take before you fill it, my guess is that you just are setting the camera so that the shot is terribly under-exposed.  
What do the histograms look like?  Are they exactly a single line or two all the way to the left or is it just bunched over to the left.  

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