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Digital rebel / SLR photos are nearly all black

When taking a photo, the shutter all of a sudden slows and the picture is nearly all black. Not sure how to fix this problem.

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Re: digital rebel / SLR photos are nearly all black

If the camera still "operates normally" with recorded pictures while they are all black, you try to select CMOS Cleaning to see if the shutter really opens or not. If not, a plastic lever operates the first set of curtains had broken. This could be common for all plastic shutter except EOS 1 series which use metal.

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