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Old Mar 12, 2005, 6:15 AM   #1
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About a week ago I dropped my 300D from about 3 feet up onto concrete. I was taking photos at a friends wedding and tripped and it fell, The battery door broke and the battery came out. I had the 300mm lens on but luckily the only damage to that is that it use to be a tight lens and it would hold in place at 100 while hanging around my neck but now the whole thing slides out to 300. I can live with that. I did film the wedding (all photos came out fine)and have temporarily fixed the battery door until next week when i pick a battery grip up.

Now I noticed a couple of times an Error 99 (I think it said 99) has come up. Once while trying to photograph my grandson in the shade with my canon 100-300 lens on portrait mode and another time on auto of some sort. The camera does not have this problem in AV or manual settings of F8.

Now Im worried that the drop could have caused damage to the camera as Ive never had errors coming up before. Could this be a lens problem? I checked the camera over and all seemed fine much to my amazement at the time.

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 5:01 PM   #2
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All I know is that you can make Error 99 come up by putting your finger in the travel of the mirror and shooting a few shots. If that doesn't help, I don'tknow anything else.Good Luck.

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 6:34 PM   #3
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aladyforty wrote:
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About a week ago I dropped my 300D from about 3 feet up onto concrete.
Oh dear. I live in terror of such events.

Back here in the UK homeland there'd be a remote chance that you'd be covered on your household insurance. Have you looked at that?

We need you with your camera!

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 6:54 PM   #4
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Maybe there's lens damage?

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/arc...hp/t-1397.html

and this guy seems to have a problem with the mirror.

http://forums.photographyreview.com/...5050#post55050

and this other guy talks about things too..

http://www.dealtime.com/xPR-Canon_Di...D-159815470724
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 1:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, My camera seems fine, I purchased a battery grip in case my makeshift repair on the battery door fails. I think I was pushing my lens to somewhere it cant go at the time I wrote the post. Ive since used the camera on all settings and it is fine (thank goodness). If anything the 300Ds so called plastic housing proves to be be a lot tougher than I expected. However I will not let this happen ever again:-)
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