The other day, I stumbled across this beautiful vintage housedress at Housing Works. I haven’t worn it out yet due to it (apparently) being monsoon season in New York, but I thought at the very least I could have a little photoshoot today. I planned out what I wanted to do, set up the tripod and everything like usual, released the shutter and…

Err 99, shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to OFF and ON again or re-install the battery.


I did what this stupid error message suggested and… nothing.

I read lord knows how many forums and troubleshooting threads about this dreaded catch-all error, tried all the DIY fix-its and… nothing.

AAARRGH! What’s a shutter-happy girl to do?

I did some tests and my humble opinion is that there’s something wrong with the mirror lockup, the mirror gets stuck or something. I’m not able to take any pictures at all unless I use the Live View function. At first, whenever I took pictures in Live View, there would be a reflection from the mirror along the bottom edge of the frame. Now, after a few more shots, that reflection is gone, but I’m still unable to take any photos outside of Live View! Has anyone else had this problem or have any suggestions outside of sending it to Canon? I’m still within warranty time, but I can’t for the life of me find that stupid warranty card!

Yeah, so my camera is on the fritz and I’m super unhappy about that, but I did manage to take a couple photos of my new dress! I promise to post some better, more inspired ones once I get this camera bidness sorted out!