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Dark shadow on right side of picture

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Camera is 3 months old; when I use the flash to take pictures, the pictures have a dark shadow over the right side; does not do it all the time and seems to do it more when camera is turned vertical ( that's weird I know) is it the camera, the flash, the card? I reformated the card and it still does it

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Re: dark shadow on right side of picture

Sounds like a shutter leaf dropping into the image. however, they are usually horizontal and more likely to manifest when in landscape mode. (horizontal, normal)
try using flash pointed up to ceiling.
also, could need to check for auto sync speed setting. usually 1/125 to 1/60. if its off, it could be catching the shutter in the wrong place.
check manual for settings for using flash.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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