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Black strip across the top of the picture

AFTER MY PICS ARE DEVELOPED, THERE IS A SOLID BLACK STRIP ACROSS THE TOP OF THE PICTURE..IS ABOUT 1 INCH WIDE..WHAT CAN BE CAUSING THIS..THANKS

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  • Timm Chapman
    Timm Chapman May 11, 2010

    Were these flash pictures?



    It sounds like a flash synchronization problem. I believe the maximum shutter speed you can use when doing flash photography on the N75 is 1/90 of a second, therefore if you are taking a falsh picture and you have the shutter speed set any faster than 1/90, then the trailing shutter curtain will not have enough time to get illumination so only part of the photo gets exposed, and thus a black strip appears on the image.

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I can tell you exactly what is happening. This is probably either happening when you are taking a photo with a flash? The maximum flash sync your camera has is 1/125 or 1/60 of a second. If you set your shutter speed faster than that, you shutter closes too slow and creates that black strip. Put the shutter speed to 1/60 or slower and see if that happens. If you have a long lens on the camera, you have to have the shutter speed either equal or less than the focal length to shutter. 50mm lens=1/50 a second without a flash. Otherwise you could have a bent or broken shutter curtain blade. Maybe someone stuck their finger in there.

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He can fix it if you blades are broken.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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