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Old Nov 23, 2003, 8:04 AM   #1
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My 10-D has developed a problem. It gives random exposure in any mode (except full manual) as if exposure sensor output is open circuit.
Example in AV mode shutter speed randomly shows as 30" then 1//250 then 1/30 etc etc.
All lenses same.
Have removed and replaced both batteries in attempt to reset any software hangup. Have loaded V2 firmware.
No change.
Looks like I'M about to lose camera into the Canon repair shop.

Anybody else had this ...or any suggestions?

Thanks in advance. :?:
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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siggo,

The example you gave of the camera randomly changing the shutter speed in the AV mode is exactly what should happen. The apeture should be locked and the shutter speed will vary according to the lighting conditions. However, if this happens in the TV mode you definitely have a problem. Another thing is to make sure you have the safety shift CF 16 option set to disable. The safety shift function will override your settings if the camera thinks you will not get a usable exposure.

I hope this helps

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Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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... Try partial metering, the camera should only meter only around the center AF area. Any difference?

In evaluative (ie the default) it could pick any of the 35 segments... :?
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 7:14 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys
Had already eliminated those ones.
It's on it's way to Canon repair facility in Sydney. Will post the outcome for interest of others.
Canon and several camera stores (USA and Adelaide where I live) all say this is first time such a problem has occurred on 10D.
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Old Dec 16, 2003, 4:46 AM   #5
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I finally got camera back from Canon today.
It's fixed. They replaced the AE sensor under warranty.
Very nice to get it back after 3 weeks!
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