Canon T1i shutter speed problem (question).

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  1. lowcel

    lowcel TPF Noob!

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    I returned my Canon XS earlier today and picked up a T1i to replace it. I am having a problem with it when I use a faster shutter speed so I was wanting to check and see if it was a problem with the camera or a problem with the camera holder (me).

    Here are some sample of the pictures. If I use anything faster than a 1/250 I get pictures like this. Please don't mention the photo quality, I know they are terrible but they should still give you the idea.

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    Were you using the flash?

    It looks like you were exceding the flash sync speed. (Probably 1/200th.)


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    It's either that, or a sticky shutter - which is highly unlikely on a new camera.
     
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    Yes, I was using a 430EX II flash via a Cactus remote trigger.
     
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    That's probably it then. Your shutter speed was too high. The dark areas you're seeing are the shutter curtains - before they've opened all the way.
     
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    That makes sense. Thank you very much for the information. I am glad to hear that it is user error and not a problem with the camera. I am still new to this hobby so I am the first to admit that I have a lot to learn.
     
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    Yep, your shutter speeds were between 1/320th to 1/500th. The T1i max sync speed is 1/200th.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    But your flash should have a fast shutter speed setting so those images would turn out just fine. The only trouble is it uses up flash batteries very quickly and limits the power output.
     
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    Nope KmH, not when using the flashes via wireless remotes. The camera can't FP sync unless you use a system like Nikon CLS with the appropriate ludicrously expensive flashes.
     
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    Yep, I shoot Nikon, so am used to CLS. I didn't think he was using the flash off camera. Another new Canon tidbit. Thanks.
     

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