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Canon 10D works fine after impact but overexposes now.

Camera was on tripod approx. 2 ft above ground w 70-200 f2.8 L. Fell forward onto lens front, lens ok for most part. Camera works fine except overexposes shots now. exp. comp. fixes it. I have an electronics degree and I wonder if there is an internal adjustment that just got knocked out of wack.

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HI I AM SAGHA A CAMERA REPAIRER FROM MUMBAI,YOU SAID YOUR CAMERA WAS FALLEN ON THE FACE WITH LENS THEN STARTS OVR EXPOSING PICTURES THEN FIRST CHECK YOUR LENS'S APERTURE IS WORKING FINE OR NOT.ATTACH ANOTHER LENS TO YOUR CAMERA & THEN CHECK THE EXPOSURE THEN IT WILL BE CLEAR WHETHER YOUR CAMERA IS DEFECTIVE OR LENS IS DAMAGED INTERNALLY.REPLY ME ABOUT IT.THANK YOU & ALL THE BEST

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