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08-14-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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istds picture problems

Hi guys hope you can help. My dslr is only talking half the framed picture. Bottom Half. Is this a sticking shutter or something more technical. It does not matter what lens i use or SD card. Lenses are pentax 18- 55 and sigma 70-300.

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08-16-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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You should be able to tell if it's a sticking shutter.

Remove the lens, set exposure mode to M or Tv and a long shutter speed of >2 seconds, look into mirror box and press the shutter release.

If the shutter sticks, you'll see it.
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Try sensor clean mode. You should see all of the sensor. This test is better than a long exposure because the sensor is off in cleaning mode and will not attract dust.
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