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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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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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