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Banding on 5dMk2 at 1/200th


Worpole 15 3 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 9:05PM
Does anyone else have a problem with banding on a 5DMk2?
It seems to occur at 1/200th - drop it to 160th and this goes?
I have had it tested at a camera dealers with different strobes and triggers and the result is the same. After checking the web it seems a common thing - but no one has come up with a solution?
It does have the latest software update.
Have just written to Canon as its only 6 months old- will await the reply, however any advice would be useful!
Boyd 18 11.2k 11 Wales
20 Apr 2011 9:11PM
It's the sync speed of the 5D MkII which can be a bit of a fat kid at the sports day when it comes to sync speeds - this article will explain it better than I can.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Apr 2011 9:16PM
That's new to me. Cheers Boyd.
Worpole 15 3 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 9:18PM
Hey Boyd - thanks for this!
Even my 350d will sync at 200 all day....very annoying!
Boyd 18 11.2k 11 Wales
20 Apr 2011 9:27PM
You could always invest in a leaf shutter system for faster sync speeds although it can get a bit expensive.
Worpole 15 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2011 12:52PM
Update...I have just spoken to Canon who have advised me to contact Lehmans (great if you need a camera repaired!) they said it can be fixed under warranty - I'm told this was fairly common with the Mk 1s...

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