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    Mike_Smith
    Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:00 PM

    Just got the above camera and took it out today as you do. Now my question is this after looking through the pictures taken today on computer i noticed a block of 6 then later on a block of 5 were almost black to look at. The camera was set on AV F5.6 ISO 400, strangely these very dark pictures were showing a shutter speed of 1600 and the other block 1000/sec. I find this crazy as it was a very dull day hence the ISO400, now the pictures either side of these dark pictures were showing a speed off 200/sec which is more like it and these were all ok, so what i am trying to work out is the camera faulty, i have checked all the data and none of the settings had been moved by accident, what do you think?

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    robthecamman
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:09 PM

    wat lens was on it?

    Mike_Smith
    Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:13 PM

    Canon 70 - 300 L

    v8dunc
    v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:21 PM

    What metering mode were you using,and were there any bright objects in the frame(lights)

    Mike_Smith
    Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:23 PM

    evaluative metering and there were no bright areas at all

    mikehit
    mikehit  56428 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:25 PM

    Rob - Can you explain what the lens may have to do with the problem?



    Mike - you checked exif data, so not switched to manual by mistake and no exposure compensation? When this happens to me it is usually an accidental shift of a dial or something. Other than that I am stumped as you are.

    justin c
    justin c  104526 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:34 PM

    Stray light entering the viewfinder perhaps.

    Mike_Smith
    Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Nov 2013 - 8:50 PM

    this camera has a lock where as you choose AV its locked it cant be accidentally moved and other settings can also be locked once set which i did. Anyway i thank you all for your replies, i have now asked Amazon for a replacement these things cost a lot of money so i decided that was best way to go.

    This just shows to lots of people on here who wonder about buying grey imports shipped from Hong Kong etc. I bought from amazon because i know there returns policy is first class. I would be really fed up if i had bought from Hong Kong

    ianrobinson
    ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2013 - 8:42 AM

    This has happened to me Mike, usually in AV mode I am starting to think it may be something in the menu of the 70D, maybe something along the lines of the camera has a setting where it will take the picture even if the exposure is wrong for that instance, something like a safty net so you don't loose the shot, only guessing mind.
    usually it does happen in poor light for me also.


    As I said it has happened to me also on my new 70D, not a clue why this has happened other than the above.

    Last Modified By ianrobinson at 7 Nov 2013 - 8:44 AM
    alansnap
    alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2013 - 4:26 PM

    If it's happened to a couple of people, make sure you report it to Canon. My guess is it's maybe a firmware bug. Canon are pretty good at updating it. Have a look on the Canon website to make sure you have the latest firmware loaded.
    Alan

    mikehit
    mikehit  56428 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2013 - 4:45 PM

    have you tried resetting to factory defaults?

    colin beeley
    colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2013 - 6:31 PM

    you could try going into custom functions and setting safety shift see if that sorts it out next time Wink

    Mike_Smith
    Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Nov 2013 - 9:29 PM

    I appreciate your replies, but tommorow i will recieve my replacement camera, then again i will give it a thorough testing to see if this happens again, i will come back to this thread and let you know how i get on. Thank you

    Regards

    colin beeley
    colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Nov 2013 - 5:36 PM

    well what happened ???????????

    Mike_Smith
    Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Nov 2013 - 9:57 PM

    Ok i said i would come back, since i started this thread i can tell you i got a replacement camera and everything on this one seems to work perfectly. One thing i will say though, i cant fault Amazon for there service i actually recieved my replacement camera before they had picked up the faulty one, how many companies would do that. In the summer i bought a garden bench off them and it had a crack in the seat and same thing happened i got another before they picked the other one up.

    I see threads on here where people are wondering whether to buy equipment from Hongkong and the likes grey imports, well the above proves the answer to that

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