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Lower half of photos dadrk when printed

Recently the lower half of my photos have been dark when printed and I have less and less of the photo with each consequetive photo. I reviewed the manual and it indicated to remove the lens hood which I have not been using, so I am not sure where my problem lies. The camera has worked great for years it just recently started this problem. Have I changed a setting by mistake?? My shutter seems to be working fine, Could it be my flash sync??

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Re: lower half of photos dadrk when printed

Set camera to B , open back door and release the shutter and keep it open while you inspect focal plain area. Is the shutter fully opened ? If you release again is the shutter opening completely and closing completely ? While the shutter is fully opened on B look through the shutter/ mirror box area is anything obstracting your view ? Seems like one of the shutter curtains is not opening properly and shutter will need servicing. Please note that it may not be economical to repair : $ 150-200 if the shutter block does not have to be replaced completely.

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I developed 3 rolls of film recently, shot with my Nikon N6006. It was my first time using this camera. The lower half of all my photos was blacked out, due to, what the developer said, my lower shutter...

When the shutter assembly fails all you can do is to set the camera to manual exposure, select the "B" shutter speed, and with the lens off and the back open, fire the shutter. In the B setting the shutter will remain open as long as you hold the shutter button, allowing you to see if there's an obvious obstruction.

If there's nothing obvious, then the shutter assembly must be replaced and as it's an uneconomical repair on that model your camera effectively becomes a spares donor.

You can get similar models very cheaply on auction websites or even for nothing at all on sites like FreeCycle and Freegle as they're effectively worthless, even in good working order.

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I have a Minolta HTsi Plus. Recently I took some photos and there is a dark section (vertical) on 1/4th of the shot. It was daytime. The lab that developed them put "shutter lag" on the front of the photo...

If it was only when you used the flash, make sure the camera is set to 60 on the shutter for the flash. If this is happening all the time, then you need to send the camera off for repair.

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My Nikon N65 flash leaves a dark spot on all my photos

I love that camera. There are several possiblities, If you are using the pop up built-in flash with a telephoto lens or a lens hood you'll get a shadow in your photos ususally at the bottom of landscape oriented shots. If you are using a flash unit attached it may have something interfering with the strobe possibly or it is turned. We have the same camera and have had the shadow issue in the past. The pop up just won't work if something is wrong with the "bulb" the only other thing is that is isn't going all the way up, check that also.

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How do i take photos indoors/ what settings do i use?


well first how far away from the stage will you be?
will you be using available light or a flash unit?
shutter speed and f-stop depend on the light source and film speed. (iso )
the faster the film the less you have to use flash, the lower the f-stop the less depth of field you have, the kind of flash is important, most flash units are good for only around 20 ft.
i would use a high speed film and not use flash. flash will kill any colored lights. try to keep the f-stop at least f/8 and the shutter speed no less than 1/60 sec. have fun.

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Photos are dark halfway across as if something was blocking lens.

Take the lens off and charge the shutter. with the film door open hold the camera toward a light. Fire the shutter and if you see half light in the film window the shutter magnets need replaced. Or the shutter is not being charged enough. If so,camera must be disassembled by a repair shop.

Dec 06, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel Ti / 300V 35mm SLR Camera

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When I connect my camera to my laptop it wont download photos. It did download themu p to recently. When I connect my Rebel to my laptop, it won't download the photos.  Worked fine until recently.

Are you using the software to do the download? Or did you take the card out and use a card reader. If you used a card reader, sometimes you have to re-format the card in the camera via the menu before you use it again. Hope this helps.


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Half of my photo's are black

This is a 10mm camera right?
Then the reason is roll has been exposed to light at some point.
check your lab, they have exposed it to light, but if it happens again using a differnent lab then your camera is letting light on one side.

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I think this is down to your choice of lens. If you have the kit lens, it is pretty poor unless in bright sunlight. You could try keeping the shutter open longer using AV+/- or increasing the ISO but this increases the chance of a blurry photo. Remember the sensor on the Canon is huge compared to the Kodak - so more light will need to enter the lens to expose it properly. This is why SLR lenses are huge compared to compact cameras.

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It sounds like you have something blocking your camera lense. Try taking the lense off and clean/brush it lightly. Do the same for the internal of the camera. You want to be especially carefull in this area. Now if it did this as soon as you first used the camera and it is completely clean, the digital film might be damaged. If that was the case, you need to get a refund or exchange for a new one. Let me know what happens!

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Canon eos 3000 wouldnt take photo

Set to ISO 800
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Set Shutter to 125
Set Aperture to 5.6 or under

You're ready to go.

Too much grains, then lower the ISO.

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