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Old Jul 12, 2009, 3:45 PM   #1
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Default 2 things: 20D shutter trigger and 50D compatiblity with BG-E2 Grip


I was assisting shooting a wedding yesterday and 5 min before the ceremony, the shutter on my 20D began to cycle repeatedly and ERR 99 showed up on the top LCD. Any time I turn on the camera, it will just cycle. If the camera is off and I open a battery or CF card door it cycles.

The camera is 4 years old and heavily used. It seems as though the trigger is broken. Has anyone experienced this, and does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to fix?

And in any case, I will probably be buying a 50D, and if I fix the 20D it will be a backup. So my other question is, is the BG-E2 (NOT BG-E2N) battery grip compatible with the 50D? I can't seem to find this info.

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Old Jul 12, 2009, 5:18 PM   #2
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I would speak to Canon to get an idea, it could just be the button however there could be something more sinister.

With the battery grip, here is a quote from Steve's review.

"Basically, the BG-E2N is the same as Battery Grip BG-E2 for EOS 30D. However, the battery compartment cover now has sealing material to make it more resistant to dust and water than the BG-E2. "

You can check it out here http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_...s_50d_pg3.html

Hope that helps.
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 2:46 PM   #3
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Another limitation of that grip will be if you use the focus start button on the back of the 50D (or 40D) camera. That button is not replicated on the grip. However, you can assign focus to the * button, which is on the grip.
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