10-01-2014 06:45 AM
I am having issues with my 5D3's shutter. I have to hold the shutter button down fully after focusing (both AF and MF) for a few seconds before I get a response from the shutter. The actual amount of time varies, and occasionally after shooting a few "delayed" shots, I get normal responses from the shutter, but only for a limited amount of time. I had some success earlier this evening with immediate shots when I first turned on the camera, but it slowly went back to the "delay".
I have played around in all the shooting modes and have done a hard camera reset, a firmware replacement, and have cleared the camera's settings entirely. Also tried with various lenses on manual and auto focus.
If anyone has any suggestions for me, I would appreciate any advice. I just bought this camera used from a fellow who was a film professor at a nearby university and used it extremely carefully. I am stumped.
10-01-2014 11:24 AM
10-01-2014 12:26 PM
It sounds like the Drive mode is set to 2sec delay or something. Press and release the AF * Drive button in front of the LCD screen and select the single shot mode (looks like a single box in the upper left corner of the LCD.)
10-02-2014 09:39 AM
"I just bought this camera used from a fellow who was a film professor at a nearby university and used it extremely carefully."
This is where you need to start. He doesn't owe you a photography class but he should feel compelled to clarify the camera to you.