I have a Canon XTi digital SLR...I know, it's old. Still, it has been my best friend for many years and taken countless photos. I never had issues, til yesterday, all of the sudden. The camera focuses just fine, takes a picture, even triggers the flash as expected...but when you look on the viewfinder to see your shot, or even on the computer through a card reader, the picture is completely black. I'm an avid photographer, so it's not user error that I can tell. I have changed lenses, camera cards, batteries, modes for shooting...you name it. It sounds like everything is working just fine, as it always does, aside from the end result. To me, it seems like the result of a shutter that isn't opening, though I can hear it, so that begs the question, 'what is going on?'
If the answer is just 'time to trade up', while I hate that, I get it. I am just hoping I might be able to squeeze a little more life into it, as I can't really afford a Mark II or III and my girls are growing daily...and I can't go many days without documenting the awesome things they do.