I am reasonably happy with my 600D but one of its weaknesses shows up when I take shots with a bright sky. I get a shaded upper edge, almost as if the shutter is not clearing the sensor. I have searched online for clues as to what is happening and whether I can avoid it, but with no success.
Does anyone here know about such things? I’d be grateful for ideas.
Have you tried testing different shutter speeds to see if thats the problem?
It happens only at fast shutter speeds, typically with a bright sky and wide aperture.
Does it vary by lens used?
Ah, good question. I think I have only noticed this when using my ancient 80-200mm lens.
Using any filters?
Wrong lens hood?
Sticky aperture blades?
Actually a bit stumped.
Photograph a even colour, evenly lit wall perhaps just to eliminate the possibility it’s a software/sensor thing.
The funny thing is that, in some shots, it works like a gradient filter and is quite nice, but it’s clearly a fault of some sort. I just wish it was serious enough to justify getting a new camera!
Sounds like sticky shutter blades tbh. Check and see if they look greasy?
That’s 100% a shutter issue.
Thanks all - I will see if there is anything visibly awry with the shutter. And then maybe buy a new camera...
Worth trying different lenses first. Although if the lens turns out to be the problem you'll have to think of another excuse to buy a new camera...
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