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Light leak canon 6d

_MG_0407.JPGI am in Indonesia and have what I believe is a shutter issue? Can you confirm it is a shutter issue and is this comon?

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Re: Light leak canon 6d

Failing shutters are not exactly "common" ... but shutters do wear out over the life of a camera (most cameras seem to have a mean-time-between-failure of around 100,000 actuations ... with some cameras doing more like 150k or more).  But a shutter failure, while rare, can happen at any time.

 

The pattern in your image does match what I would expect with a failure.  The shutter "curtain" or "door" is actually a series of flexible blades that slightly overlap each other and slide up/down like window blinds.  If one jams, it typically goes askew on an angle instead of remaining horiztonal and you end up with a spikey/wedge-shaped section of bright light much like you see in your image.

 

If you want to see a slo-motion of the shutter in actcion, you can see an example here, and you'll get a clear idea of how the shutter "curtains" work (they do not show a jammed shutter blade).

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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Re: Light leak canon 6d

Thank you. 

 

Would you think it would be replaced or can be fixed via a service?

 

Someone suggested it maybe mould or bacteria on shutter blade?

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Re: Light leak canon 6d


@Shanaus wrote:

Thank you. 

 

Would you think it would be replaced or can be fixed via a service?

 

Someone suggested it maybe mould or bacteria on shutter blade?


Yes - Canon can take care of it.  Contact their service and arrange to have your camera sent in.

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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