04-19-2019 09:31 AM
White band or streak across the top of all of my photos from my research tells me I have a sticky shutter. In LIVE view mode (not looking through the viewfinder), there is no white band across the top of the photo. And when I shoot looking through the viewfinder (not LIVE view mode) and do burst of shots, then only first photo in the series of photos has the white band across the top. How much does it cost to repair or replace a sticky shutter? Strange how it doesn't happen in LIVE view mode using the LCD screen as the viewfinder. How much does Canon charge or should I contact local Tampa Bay area camera shops for estimates? I found a workaround. Crop the white band off the top when photo editing or shoot everything in LIVE view mode using the LCD screen as the viewfinder.
04-19-2019 09:50 AM
Our Crystal Ball is broken today.
Or you can get it done at a authorized repair center.
How much does it cost. Ask Canon. Anything else is speculation. Suggest you stick with factory service,. Quality parts, done right and has a warranty.
04-19-2019 01:27 PM
04-19-2019 09:16 PM - edited 04-19-2019 09:20 PM
Out of warranty for sure. How have you verified the shutter is "sticky"
Canon does have a trade up program. May be worth while if the repair turns out to be costly.
Many of my Canon lenses are refrubs. Never had an issue.
This may not be representative of actual cost. Better to check tor yourself.
04-20-2019 06:56 AM
04-20-2019 09:17 AM
If you could post one of the problem pictures here it might be helpful. I had heard that a stuck shutter could be un-stuck by setting up a long exposure, say 15 seconds, take the shot and in the middle of the exposure open the battery compartment to abruptly stop the exposure. Seems that "jolt" of removing the power was enough to un-stick some peoples shutters. Some had to do that a couple of times.
04-20-2019 10:55 AM
"I forgot to mention I have a Canon Rebel T5i camera body."
You have to consider the cost to replace in addition to the cost of repair. At this point I imagine the cost of replacement is close to or equal to repair cost. Possibly It is even greater. That makes a T5i a poor candidate for repair if Canon still services the T5i which I doubt. A quick call to 1 (800) 652-2666 is your next step.
04-20-2019 10:58 AM
"My camera is rated for 100,000 shots, but since I purchased it refurbished, maybe it already had shots on it?"
I highly doubt your camera had very many clicks when you bought it.