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Re: Camera says it’s busy

Not helpful at all
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Re: Camera says it’s busy

"Not helpful at all"

 

Really?  You won't know that unless you call. Smiley Frustrated

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Re: Camera says it’s busy

Last night I was using the Canon Camera Connect app to do remote shooting and it was perfect.  I tried it today with a different Canon brand battery and it was horrible, I kept on getting the "Busy" signal.  I got back to my room and switched back to the initial battery, and I had no problems.  My advice is to try a different battery, my other batter must be faulty or defective.

 

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Re: Camera says it’s busy


@Dubstep_Dublin wrote:

Last night I was using the Canon Camera Connect app to do remote shooting and it was perfect.  I tried it today with a different Canon brand battery and it was horrible, I kept on getting the "Busy" signal.  I got back to my room and switched back to the initial battery, and I had no problems.  My advice is to try a different battery, my other batter must be faulty or defective.

 

Cheers!


That is an interesting developoment.  Sounds like your battery isn't providing correct power.

 

Genuine Canon batteries do cost more ... but I've learned the cheap 3rd party batteries are not necessarily a better deal just because they're cheaper. 

 

I tried (I think) three different brands of 3rd party batteries and what they had in common was that they had a fairly fast self-discharge rate (a freshly charged battery put in the bag might be 60% after just a month).  They also seemed to not accept a very good charge after they were only maybe a year old.  I found I had to replace them more often.  Meanwhile my original Canon batteries were still going strong and a stored Canon battery had a very slow self-discharge rate (after a month or two it was still mostly full -- technically all batteries self-discharge at least a little).

 

If a battery costs half as much but has to replaced more than twice as often, am I really saving money?  I now just stick with genuine Canon batteries.

 

In your case, it sounds like the battery is costing you missed shots.  It's not clear to me if the suspect battery is a genuine Canon battery vs. a 3rd party battery.  

 

It's easy to make a battery that works.  (anode + cathode + electrolyte = battery)  What's more difficult is to make a quality battery that continues to perform well for years.  The genuine Canon batteries cost more.  From my own personal experience, there is a noticeable quality difference.

 

 

As a side note ... from time to time someone will post about a misbehaving camera and the fault will turn out to be some 3rd party accessory attached ... such as a lens, or a flash, or a battery grip, etc.   There are loads of quality 3rd party products so I don't want to spread the notion that if Canon doesn't make it then it must be bad -- clearly not the case.  BUT to help diagnose a problem, it's often helpful to remove everything from the camera that wasn't in the Canon box when you purchased it new.  If it behaves well with nothing else attached, you can start adding things back in until you find the component responsible for the problem.

 

 

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: Camera says it’s busy


@TCampbell wrote:

@Dubstep_Dublin wrote:

Last night I was using the Canon Camera Connect app to do remote shooting and it was perfect.  I tried it today with a different Canon brand battery and it was horrible, I kept on getting the "Busy" signal.  I got back to my room and switched back to the initial battery, and I had no problems.  My advice is to try a different battery, my other batter must be faulty or defective.

 

Cheers!


That is an interesting developoment.  Sounds like your battery isn't providing correct power.

 

Genuine Canon batteries do cost more ... but I've learned the cheap 3rd party batteries are not necessarily a better deal just because they're cheaper. 

 

I tried (I think) three different brands of 3rd party batteries and what they had in common was that they had a fairly fast self-discharge rate (a freshly charged battery put in the bag might be 60% after just a month).  They also seemed to not accept a very good charge after they were only maybe a year old.  I found I had to replace them more often.  Meanwhile my original Canon batteries were still going strong and a stored Canon battery had a very slow self-discharge rate (after a month or two it was still mostly full -- technically all batteries self-discharge at least a little).

 

If a battery costs half as much but has to replaced more than twice as often, am I really saving money?  I now just stick with genuine Canon batteries.

 

In your case, it sounds like the battery is costing you missed shots.  It's not clear to me if the suspect battery is a genuine Canon battery vs. a 3rd party battery.  

 

It's easy to make a battery that works.  (anode + cathode + electrolyte = battery)  What's more difficult is to make a quality battery that continues to perform well for years.  The genuine Canon batteries cost more.  From my own personal experience, there is a noticeable quality difference.

 

 

As a side note ... from time to time someone will post about a misbehaving camera and the fault will turn out to be some 3rd party accessory attached ... such as a lens, or a flash, or a battery grip, etc.   There are loads of quality 3rd party products so I don't want to spread the notion that if Canon doesn't make it then it must be bad -- clearly not the case.  BUT to help diagnose a problem, it's often helpful to remove everything from the camera that wasn't in the Canon box when you purchased it new.  If it behaves well with nothing else attached, you can start adding things back in until you find the component responsible for the problem.

 

 

 


The worst part is it either came from Canon with my camera,  serparately  and direct from Amazon, or B & H photo's physical store.  I think I'm going to send it in to Canon to have it inspected. 

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