Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens
Same problem with mine. You can get it to work partially again by taking the lens off, and flipping the black sub mirror up (can be seen in this picture http://www.shockingbird.com/glomer2/members/upload/rebel_lens_open.jpg ). You will not have the half black photos anymore, but you will lose autofocus. You will need to send the camera to get the sub-mirror (secondary mirror) pin fixed. I think Canon charges $200, I sent mine to http://www.keh.com/ and it was $150.
Posted on Jul 29, 2007
I had this same exact thing happen to me while taking pictures at a wedding. Sadly this can only be fixed BY Canon and your camera has to be shipped out to them. It cost me $260. The first person to answer was right about the problem.... something with the mirror. The salesguy at the store (independant local retailer) tried to convince me to buy a NEW Rebel for twice the cost of the repair. Might be a better investment.
Posted on Mar 29, 2007
This is becoming a common problem on the Digital Rebel. The pin that activates the sub-mirror ( for autofocus ) has broken off and the mirror box will have to be removed to replace it. It's about a $150 repair.
Posted on Dec 06, 2006
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