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    Canon EOS 5D 12.8mp Camera Menu LCD Not Coming On

    Hello & Happy Holidays Just picked up a Canon EOS 5D 12.8mp camera in excellent cosmetic condition. Camera powers up, shutter fires and all else works. The LCD screen is blank, dead. Can't figure this one out. Hoping someone might have an idea. The settings appear on the upper LCD window...
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    Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM That Chatters When The Shutter Is Pressed Even If The IS is Off

    Hello all, Just picked up a Canon EF 70-300mm is usm lens with issues. Seems the previous owner dropped it and the lens has a hairline crack in the barrel. The manual and autofocus appear to have been spared, but it seems as though the stabilizer isn't functioning as it should. The lens...
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    Minolta X-700 Technical Question

    Hello, Just picked up another Minolta X-700 film camera in very nice cosmetic condition. That said, I put a couple of new batteries in and the camera didn't do anything. Then all of a sudden the meter lights lit up and I thought I was in business. Well, that's what I thought, but the film...
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    Canon A-1 35mm Film Camera with With Upper Body Separation Visible

    Hello all, Just bought a Canon A-1 film camera with a bit of visible separation between the camera body and lens mounting area. In addition there appears to be a slight opening at the top of the camera at the prism portion. I'm still awaiting delivery and will have a better look once the...
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    Minolta X-700 No Power.........

    I recently posted a thread about a Minolta X 700 and X 570. Both were totally DOA. Tried new batteries and still no luck. I was told about the capacitor problems and was ready to start tearing them apart. Then someone suggested I try different batteries. I took their advise and now I have...
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    Minolta X-700

    Hi, Just bought (2) Minolta cameras, X-700 & X-570. I'm familiar with most Canon EOS film models, but just learned some interesting things about the older Minolta's. I understand the X-700 model doesn't work well with MC lenses when set to program mode. You need to use the newer MD type...
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    Canon EF 75-300mm III with Strange Issues.................

    Hello all, Wondering if anyone has ever experienced this problem before? Just picked up a Canon EF 75-300mm III lens and it seems to work fine on all my cameras when shooting indoors. As soon as I get outside, error 99 comes up on my digital camera, and a flashing bc code comes up on my film...
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    Canon EF 100-300mm USM Lens - Autofocus Issues

    Just received a Canon EF 100-300mm lens autofocus out of commission. Manual focus working fine with one peculiar issue. You can turn the focus ring with the camera facing down and it's fine, but if you have it pointed up, the focus seems to slip. As soon as you point it down or straight...
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    Canon EF 100-300mm USM Lens Good, Bad or Otherwise

    Wondering if anyone still uses the old Canon EF 100-300mm usm lens and what are you using it for? I personally prefer some of the older Canon lenses and would like to know what other vintage lenses you find useful?
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    Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM Has The Dreaded Error 01 - Any Ideas?

    Well, Took a gamble on a used Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM lens and it has the error 01 issue. Tried it on 2 different Canon cameras, but no change. Tried cleaning the contacts and that didn't work. Also tried turning the lens a fraction from the locked position but that only allowed me to...
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    Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM - Question

    Just took advantage of an opportunity to buy a Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM lens. As a rule I'm not big on telephoto lenses, but thought I'd gamble on this one. Wondering if anyone's had a good, bad or neutral experience with this lens? Looking forward to hearing from you. Mike
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    Do I need Another Lens?

    I have a Canon EOS 20D DSLR, a Canon 50D and an old Canon EOS 10s film camera. My lenses consist of a Canon EF 18-135mm IS, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM and a vintage Canon EF 50mm 1.8 MK 1 lens. All equipment is in excellent condition, just wondering if aside from an L lens do I need anything...
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    Canon EF28-135mm IS USM Lens with Broken Mounting Ring

    Hi, Wondering if someone might know what model Canon lenses share the same rear bayonet mounting ring as the EF 28-135mm IS USM? The one on my lens is broken. Lens still works, but binds a bit when mounting. I see them for sale on Ebay, but nothing mentions the specific model I have. Looks...
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    Canon EOS 50D & Sigma Lens Issues

    Hello all, I have a Canon 50D DSLR with a Canon 18-135mm lens along with a number of other Canon EF lenses. I recently received a Sigma 70-210mm UC-ll macro lens and decided to give it a try. It worked great indoors, but as soon as I took it outside it stopped. Everything appeared to...
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    Canon EOS Elan 7e - Intermittent Shutter Problem

    Hello all, Wondering if anyone has experienced shutter issues with their Canon EOS 7e film camera? Just purchased one where the shutter fires for a few shots then dies. After letting it sit for a while it comes back to life. It works again, then the same thing happens. Very strange. Hoping...
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    Canon EOS 7e Film Camera - with Issues

    Hello all, Anyone familiar with intermittent shutter problems on the Canon EOS 7e film camera? Seems the shutter fires in all modes, and then stops working. All of a sudden it'll continue to function again. Not sure what's wrong, but was hoping someone might have an idea? Looking forward to...
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    Sigma 28 - 300mm DG Macro - With Scratched Lens

    Just received the Sigma lens I wrote about earlier in the week. The scratch was a bit smaller and lighter than it appeared in the photos. That said, the scratch was there, but on the outer edge on the bottom of the front element. Tried a few of the remedies mentioned, but to no avail. My...
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    Scratched Lens -

    Hello all, Wondering if a lens I recently purchased can be salvaged? It has about a 3/4 inch scratch on the outer rim portion of the front element. It doesn't effect the center of the lens. I just purchased it (Sigma 28-300mm 3.5 - 6.3 DG IF with macro) for $17.00 and thought I'd ask the...
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    New Information On My Mystery Canon Elan 7n

    Just discovered the film door on my Elan 7n plays a big part in why my camera isn't working properly. It seems when I open the door all functions appear to work as they should. When a film cartridge is loaded and the door is closed, the camera stops working and the screen goes blank. Once the...
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    Camera Batteries

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a major difference between the 123 battery and the CR123A battery?
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