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High shutter speed causes band of over exposed image

Hello
I have just brought a second 1ds mark 2 from ebay and am noticing that any image taken where the shutter speed is fast a soft edge band appears at the top, basically brighter and over exsposed. 
To me this would be a shutter problem, but im not sure.
My main concern is if i should get the camera back and get my 2k back or simply fix this. Do 1ds mark cameras last long, its 3 years old, apart form the shutter box is there anything else likely to go wrong with age? 
Im a pro photographer and need a reliable 2nd camera.
Sincerely appreciate your willingness and time to help.
Many thanks
david Lund

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I would suggest to check the lens inside. there might be some kind of small item inserted inside.
check if this happens with no zoom and full zoom.
if the problem persists, I would suggest to first have it checked with another lens just to make sure it's a lens matter.
Then decide if you need to send it back or buy a new lens.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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