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Old Dec 21, 2009, 3:59 AM   #1
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Default Err message - due to cold weather?

Hi all.

Still getting used to my new S3 Pro. One slight scare this week. I shot some snowy scenes here in Kent, England this week as snow is a rarity.

Whilst I was out and about the camera showed an "Err" message in the top LCD plate. Before the error message showed, the camera did make a buzzing\whining noise after each shutter press. . Although the CF activity light blinked when I got home most of the shots of the last 20 mins weren't captured.

The temp was about 0 Centigrade (32 F) and I was out for about 40 minutes.

Could it have been the cold? After being at home for an hour I was able to set the dial to M and snap a shot without the buzzing or error message
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 8:07 AM   #2
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I don't think the cold was the cause. I routinely shoot in our very cold winters, and have no problems. One possibility: high humidity causing freezing.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Neil. you know what it's like - you buy something off ebay and spend the next few weeks worrying if you've bought a dud.

I did come from a warm and humid house straight to the outside so there may have been condensation internally.

I've also just done a Discharge on the batteries that came with the camera - should have done it first thing but just charged them up and went shooting.

Seems to be behaving itself now but haven't been outside again yet.
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