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Underexposed, grainy images with a light stripe running down the center

Whenever I take pictures with a flash indoors, the images come back underexposed with a heavy grain and a narrow light colored stripe running perfectly down the center. The stripe is as if a narrow strip were more exposed than the rest of the image. If I take flash pictures outside, the exposure is okay but the stripe is still there, faintly. Bright sunshine pictures are just fine. I checked the flash sync according to instructions (open back, open the aperture, and flash against a white background) and there didn't seem to be a problem. I started having exposure problems a couple of months ago, thought it was a light metering problem and now am having the stripe problem. See http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=61633931647901bc7f9zo6.jpg for an example. Thanks!

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  • Christopher Ryland Sep 25, 2007

    Thanks for your suggestion. I recently discovered it was user error wrt the flash. I've fixed it now--thankfully not the shutter!

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Sounds like your shutter curtain is malfunctioning. Did you bump the curtain when u loaded film & bed it... Take a close look to see if it is binding. This is a very fragile area to monkey with & should be done by a qualified repairman

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