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Problems with picture

Recently when taking pictures, they are completely washed out when reviewed. They look either over exposed or just white white horizontal lines running across the picture. The battery is charged and I went to the manual and put the camera back to it's default settings. The camera has never been dropped or exposed to elements. The manual does not approach this problem, other than white balance and the exposure meter which are set exactly to where they should be. Could the CF card be the problem? Please see sample photo attached.

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Re: Problems with picture

I think that its because you are on spot metering.
take it off spot metering and also make sure that you exposure is on 0.0
i allways use P mode.
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