20 Most Recent Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens Questions & Answers

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Cannot capture pop up error 99

HiIt might be a shutter problem
2/12/2013 7:18:33 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Feb 12, 2013
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Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.
4/12/2012 8:01:42 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Apr 12, 2012
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My EOS 20D works perfectly with the EFS 18-55mm

I'm still using my 20D although I've had it professionally modified. The lens I use exclusively is the 17-85 IS. You stated that your 17-85mm lens may be damaged from travel by the sounds of it you may only require a professional cleaning but first ask your self this. Does the 17-85 zoom freely without a binding? In manual focus can you turn the focus ring and have it operate smoothly? If then lens is operating smoothly without binding and sticking then it may only be some dirty contacts between the camera body and lens. This can be fairly easy top clean with a "new" pencil eraser lightly polishing the "gold" contacts be careful not to get dust or eraser partials in the lens or camera body. Another thing that may be running a foul is if you have been deleting images from the memory card and not formatting. Formatting is necessary for new memory cards, ones that have been used in another camera or after the pictures files have been down loaded to the computer. Okay here is another thing when our 20D's were produce a 2gig memory card was huge and costly, now it's difficult to find a good 2 gig card so the tendency is to buy a larger card. In most cases this works but, sometimes not for what ever reason to use a larger CF memory card then 2 gig you need to update your 20D's firmware. It's free painless and make a huge difference in the camera. Okay and I can feel the question why does the 18-55 work and the 17-85 not work. The short answer is the 17-85mm lens is collecting more information and therefore a larger file. The write speed of the 20D's is great but if you are using an "off brand" then the write speed might be slow enough that the image can't write to the card fast enough and the buffer fills before the transfer has completed. If you find the 17-85mm lens is gritty a cleaning is in order and I would have it serviced rather then purchasing a new lens. I'm sure I've touched on the problem here, there is just so many venerable. The Canon 20D is a great camera and I have produce poster size prints from it on a regular bases. Cheers have a great day
2/7/2011 10:59:49 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011
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I have spots on all

Never, never touch the mirror!!!. You have dust on your sensor. Google the words "how to clean a DSLR sensor" and you will find sites which explain the procedure and places to get the supplies needed.
1/23/2011 12:16:56 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Jan 23, 2011
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I have a New Canon

Sounds like you unplugged the camera without using the "safely remove hardware" function on your computer. This corrupted your camera. Go into the menu and find "reset"...see if that helps. If not, remove the card and battery....press every button....leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery....turn it on.
10/4/2010 10:49:28 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Oct 04, 2010
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The 17-85mm lens on my canon 50d lens will not zoom in or out--

There is a lock on some of the OEM Cannon lenses underneath the lens. I didn't know it was there until having it for a year. Check to see if you have one and also remove and reattach the lens several times. You can try going to Ritz camera or Calumet to see if they can help you. Ask them who their Canon expert is. blessings!
6/9/2010 3:38:55 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Jun 09, 2010
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How do you turn on the LED Display before shooting

Check your owner's manual to see if your camera is capable of "live view".
10/8/2009 9:50:24 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Oct 08, 2009
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I have an older canon 20d camera that i love and

Sorry to tell you that this is a common problem. You may be lucky in that the usual case is that the flash gets stuck in the down position and is unusable. It is possible to dissamble this part , but the risk would not seem to outweigh the reward. I have the problem of the flash not extending and simply use an external flash, as the built in flash is pretty whimpy to be quite honest. I don't even know why they provide it!!
Good luck. If you feel the urge to get into this and take your chances, let me know and I will jump into mine as I have a new 40d so my 20d is a spare.
Cheers
Tony
10/8/2009 5:32:06 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Oct 08, 2009
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I have a canon eos 20d. I used a different memory

Check the pins in the memory card slot. It sounds like a pin is bent causing a short.
6/20/2009 5:33:03 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Jun 20, 2009
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Camera or software froze up when uploading to computer

The warning about taking the memory card out while it says busy is to prevent corrupting the flash card during a write.  Give you were just reading the data, you should be OK, unless it was deleting the files as they were uploaded.  In any case, you will most likely need to remove the battery.  There may also be a small button battery that will need to be removed as well that is used to maintain the time.  I would turn off the camera, remove the memory card, remove the battery, put the battery back in (without memory card).  If you still have the problem try removing the button battery (I am assuming there should be a holder for one somewhere on the camera body).
Good luck, report back if this works or not.
4/25/2009 11:17:51 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Apr 25, 2009
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Error 99 in body

Remove lens, CF card, and battery. Leave in a dry and slightly warm place for 24 hours. Clean lens contacts with a cloth or cue tip and eclipse/alcohol.
If the camera doesn't turn on after this, even without CF card and lens attached, then it needs to go to a Canon service centre. Don't tell them you got it wet, and maybe it will get repaired FOC.
4/15/2009 6:18:35 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Apr 15, 2009
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I am trying to find a eos digital solution disk to

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3/15/2009 9:22:00 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Mar 15, 2009
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My computer is not recognising my EOS 20D!

Hi I have exactly the same problem. I'm running Windows Vista Business as the OS and have installed the disk that came with the camera with no avail.

It keeps recognising it as a scanner, but I cannot open the pics. I've tried different cables as well. No use.
2/28/2009 5:14:41 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Feb 28, 2009
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Error 99

1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card.
3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If it does, then the camera should be
serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Insert the CF card.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Format the CF card in the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
Does the “ERR 99′ message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most
likely source of the issue. Try using a different card.
If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser
or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the
camera body.
3. Reattach your lens.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture.
If the “ERR 99′ message only appears when one particular lens is
attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician.
If you see the “ERR 99′ with a different Canon lens attached, then the
camera should be serviced.
1/30/2009 6:31:05 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Jan 30, 2009
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Taking dark pictures, any suggestion, advise on setting?

Press i think it is upwards on your little d-pad.
put the exposure up more.
May let more light in?
1/8/2009 3:34:00 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Jan 08, 2009
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Photos are not sharp

I would look beyond the camara and suspect that the computer is tired or overloaded. This would be a more logical point of defining the trouble and cheaper than suspecting your fine camara and expertise. If you still think it is the camara take it off the auto focus for a few weeks and see if you still get problem shots. If So take the puppy in for an overhaul of the timing shutter mechanism. It may just have a fuzz ball or rather hairball problem that only momentarilly and intermitintly snags. If it is not the auto focus then how about a different computer program choice?? Photo files eat up a lot of space and unless you have one computer that is totally dedicated to just the storage fixing and printing of the pictures you may simply have a RAM vs PIXEL problem. Try off loading some onto disc for storage instead of keeping them all on the machine. If they print out better in quality than you see on your screen then it may be your monitor that needs to be reset to handle fine detail in the contrast settings. You may have to upgrade this equipment, which I would for the TAX BREAK.
11/21/2008 1:39:46 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Nov 21, 2008
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Very long shutter release delay

This is weird, usually shutter delays are caused because camera is trying to focus first, it really shouldn't happen after pre-focus. do you have a manual focus mode? if you do, try it and see if it works. if you dont, I would still suspect it some kind of focusing problem, but unfortunalty i have no idea how you can fix it yourself.
9/6/2008 11:03:08 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Sep 06, 2008
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CF Card

Throw the camera away I would guess.

In inserting the card the wrong way round you have almost certainly damaged or bent pins in the base of the chamber.
To confirm this shine a torch down inside and look and see.
If this is the case - there is almost certainly no repair option.
The hours cost of stripping replacing the unit and parts availability mitigate against repairing digital cameras no matter how expensive they are
6/4/2008 3:47:49 PM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on Jun 04, 2008
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Everything is so dark!

If the camera is working properly with other lenses, then you have a problem with that lens. In M, you can set the aperture yourself, and the photos come out properly exposed. When the lens is set to auto, apparently it is going to minimum aperture and not responding to the camera's 'instructions'. The thing that makes me think so is that you say everything looks dark through the optical viewfinder. Normally the aperture stays full open so you can see and compose your shot, and only stops down to the correct aperture when you actually take the shot. I would suggest having the lens checked by an appropriate camera service shop.
5/30/2008 1:37:19 AM • Canon EOS-20D... • Answered on May 30, 2008
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