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5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« on: June 29, 2012, 01:35:48 PM »
Hey guys. All of the sudden I am having problems after taking a few pictures. When I turn on the camera I can see through the viewfinder and can snap a pic, it appears on the screen, I tap the shutter button to take another picture and all I can see is black, the AF motor searches but it can't find anything.

(This happens in RAW, JPEG, B,M,Av,Tv,P.... Sometimes on normal and normal high speed and every time on the silent modes...)

Whats weird is the problem does not happen on C1-C3...

I have messed around with all the setting and can't come to a solid conclusion on how to fix...

Any ideas???

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5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« on: June 29, 2012, 01:35:48 PM »

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Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 01:38:19 PM »
Sounds like you've enabled Mirror Lock Up.  See p.184 in the manual.
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Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 01:52:24 PM »
Sounds like you've enabled Mirror Lock Up.  See p.184 in the manual.

No that's not it. I wish it was. Mirror lock up is definitely off. The problem doesn't happen every time.

I can take pictures almost problem free on the normal and high speed drive settings. The problem really only occurs on the silent drive settings.

(it's also happening on the C1-3 settings as well.)

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Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 02:12:42 PM »
Sounds like you've enabled Mirror Lock Up.  See p.184 in the manual.

No that's not it. I wish it was. Mirror lock up is definitely off. The problem doesn't happen every time.

I can take pictures almost problem free on the normal and high speed drive settings. The problem really only occurs on the silent drive settings.

(it's also happening on the C1-3 settings as well.)

Silent shooting mode 2 will lock the mirror up until you press the shutter again.

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Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 02:17:09 PM »
Sounds like you've enabled Mirror Lock Up.  See p.184 in the manual.

No that's not it. I wish it was. Mirror lock up is definitely off. The problem doesn't happen every time.

I can take pictures almost problem free on the normal and high speed drive settings. The problem really only occurs on the silent drive settings.

(it's also happening on the C1-3 settings as well.)

Silent shooting mode 2 will lock the mirror up until you press the shutter again.

It does it in both silent mode 1 and 2 and the shutter does not release the mirror... The only way to release it is to turn it back to the normal drive modes, go to live view and then turn off live view

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 04:03:10 PM »

It does it in both silent mode 1 and 2 and the shutter does not release the mirror... The only way to release it is to turn it back to the normal drive modes, go to live view and then turn off live view
I'd say you have a camera malfunction, try a camera reset, and if it still persists, its back to Canon it goes.

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Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 07:03:20 AM »
Does it happen if you set the camera in M mode 1/125s using normal shutter mode and ISO 100?
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Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 07:03:20 AM »