ERROR CODE 0x5b ON SONY A100 DSLR
I have a SONY a 100 digital SLR. New in April. In the past two weeks, irrespective of the lens in use (Minolta 35-70 and 100-300) if I try to shoot with normal daylight entering the lens I get a very slow shutter and the error message 0x5b comes up in the window. I can get nothing to work and I have to switch off. Switch on again and, if I point the camera down to the ground, or into a dark shady place, (ie a poor light source) the camera works fine - no problems. If I slowly raise the camera so that more light enters the lens then same happens again, very slow shutter speed and error comes up again.
It looks like the system is being saturated and cannot cope. The ISO is on AUTO and White Balance is also AUTO. So I dont think I have the ISO set to 1600 or anything like that. (but the symptoms would indicate that something like that is the cause.
On switch on, the camera gives me the OK that all systems check out. Its only when I attempt a normal everyday shot with the camera at eye level looking at your everyday F8 at 125 type of shot.
Anybody got any ideas??
Warranty repair, for sure
Make use of that warranty ... sounds like a problem with assembly of the internals or a bad software load. What you are seeing is a rare issue, therefore it probably is a manufacturing burp.
Originally Posted by davidlew
You could confirm this by going to your dealer with your lenses and doing an identical activity with them. "Repeatability" is key to properly diagnosing & troubleshooting problems.
I do not have the 100-300mm, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express Motel ... ok ok, j/k ... I do have a Minolta AF 35-70mm f/4 and I have not experienced any of these errors that you describe with my own SONY A100.
Good luck and keep us informed.
Look around for retail support ...
No local SONY camera outlet, huh?