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Canon XTI Hi, my Canon is giving me pictures with swipes across the screen, the only mode i can shoot in is Av. The pics are still dark. I have the ISO at the highest setting. I heard the probklem could be as simple as a spec of dust but that sounds totally weird to me. Please help...

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There are a few things to do in order to identify the problem more accurately. First, is it a "spot" or a "line" on the images. Second, is the "swipe" in relatively the same spot on multiple images. Are you using an external flash? In order to rule out the dust problem, you'll need to retreive the manual for your camera, and after removing the lens, follow the intsructions listed to move the mirror inside the camera to it's raised position and open the shutter. Once the mirror is out of the way and the shutter is open, you can inspect the camera's imaging sensor for dust or dirt. Based on your description of your problem though, it sounds as if you may be using an external flash. If you are using an external flash, you need to be certain that the camera does not exceed it's "sync speed". The maximum shutter speed used should be 1/250th of a second with this camera. If you are using a faster shutter speed, the images will be noticably darker on one half of the image. Hope this awas helpful.

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  • dbennett Dec 08, 2007

    Could you possibly add a sample image to this posting? Also, please add camera data from the image, as well. Just take a photo and write down the image information from the camera (i.e. shutter speed, ISO, aperature, Camera Mode). That would be far more informational, and help to provide an answer to your problem.

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