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Dark blocks in photos - Rebel T7i

rrussell442
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Why would I start having black rectangle strips on my photos? I’m using a Canon Rebel T7i and this just started while I was taking pictures at a basketball game. I have changed lens and it didn’t help. 

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FloridaDrafter
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Hello, and welcome to the forum!

Please post an image so we can see the problem.

Newton

EOS R5, R6, R6II. RF 15-35 f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 100-400mm, 100-500mm L, 1.4X.

rs-eos
Elite
Elite

Are you using a flash? If so, and your shutter speed is higher than the sync speed of your camera (typically 1/200 s or slower), then it could lead to what you're describing.

Or, it could be a failing shutter.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

MikeSowsun
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“Black rectangular strip” sure sounds like a failed shutter. Take your camera to a reputable repair shop for an estimate. My guess is $400-500 for a new shutter. 

 

 

Mike Sowsun

Mike, that was my first thought and why I asked for an example, just so we could see the shape and placement.

Newton

EOS R5, R6, R6II. RF 15-35 f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 100-400mm, 100-500mm L, 1.4X.

Here’s some examples. I have already deleted most of them but if you would like to see more I can take some. These aren’t the worst ones. IMG_9889.jpegIMG_0057.jpegIMG_9905.jpegIMG_0085.jpeg

Definitely looks like a failing shutter.  Contact Canon to get an estimate for a repair.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

Thank you for your help. 

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