Question Canon Rebel XSi dark band on top of image

erwin1978

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I have a Canon Rebel XSi that produces images with a dark horizontal band across the top of the images. It only appears whenever the shutter speed is higher than 1/100s and gets darker the faster the speed. Could this be a shutter issue? The image example is f9, iso 100, 1/160s.
 

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Paladin3

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I doubt that has anything to do with your flash, since I doubt you were even using one and it in no way lit up the sky. I'm guessing your shutter is sticking a bit or out of sync or something, but it's not getting out of the way of the sensor in time. Camera could just need a good cleaning, but a trip to the repair shop is in order. Or save a bit of money and replace it since it's, what, 11 years old. Canon refurbished cameras are awesome deals.

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erwin1978

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After disassembling and reassembling the camera ten times I figured out the shutter spring tension needed adjusting. Now I'm in the process of honing the exposures just right. When I over adjust the camera needs complete disassembly each time which is a pain, but I've gotten good at it by now.
 

Paladin3

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After disassembling and reassembling the camera ten times I figured out the shutter spring tension needed adjusting. Now I'm in the process of honing the exposures just right. When I over adjust the camera needs complete disassembly each time which is a pain, but I've gotten good at it by now.
Think how good you will feel when you get it adjusted right for repairing your own camera. I've taken lenses apart, but never a camera.
 
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