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Troubleshooting white out issue-aperture

I have been having a couple issues w/ my Rebel xt....

1st is that I get err 99 when using my 300 zoom & it is extended & sometimes @ other inopportune times

2nd is that i am shooting on automatic mode (green box) & autofocus & pics are whiting out; typically outside. I have had my camera for years & never experienced this issue before. I thought it was because I was shooting by a lake one time, but it happened again, just taking photos of a house at midday. I tried changing the av to allow less light in, but didn't work

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Use this link, and follow the directions.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=9598105.
I also have posted on this very same problem earlier. today.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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