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Canon EOS 10D Shutter getting in the way on fast shutter speeds

On shutter speeds quicker than 1/750s there is a dark band at the top of the picture. Increasing the shutter speed makes the band wider until at 1/1500s there is no picture. It appears the mirror is either not getting out of the way fast enough, or is returning back down to quickly. Any suggestions welcomed.

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Does this problem occur only when you are taking flash photos? You may be exceeding the shutter's maximum flash sync speed, one shutter curtain is blocking the flash exposure. At speeds below max sync you get full frame exposure, correct?

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I would suggest to check the lens inside. there might be some kind of small item inserted inside.
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However, dark AND blurry indicates that you just didn't have enough light. The first thing you want, for that same shooting situation, is some faster film. Go up at least an f-stop or two (eg, if you're shooting with ISO 100 film, try ISO 400).

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I have used Canons for years, but I avoid all of the those special modes, like sports modes. They're really trying to deliver some help, but these are techniques you should learn in any basic photography course.

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