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Aug 17, 2012 15:52 |  #1

So I've noticed recently that my camera is taking crooked pictures. All my pictures are turned noticeably clockwise. Which is causing me to have to straighten them all in photoshop. Is this something I can fix myself? I have a canon rebel t1i and I currently use a 24-105L lense.


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Aug 17, 2012 15:53 |  #2

Hold the camera straight?


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Aug 17, 2012 16:02 |  #3

apersson850 wrote in post #14871663 (external link)
Hold the camera straight?

Lol!!!! Don't worry I've tried that. I actually noticed it during a photo shoot and realized it wasn't me. I've taken thousands of photos with this and this has never been a problem before.


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Aug 17, 2012 16:26 as a reply to  @ uneek78's post |  #4

I find it incredibly unlikely that the camera is actually "taking crooked pictures"

How are you ensuring that it is level? Eyeballing it?

Do you have some images to demonstrate the effect?


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Aug 17, 2012 16:32 |  #5

Unless your sensor has shifted around inside the body, your camera cannot suddenly take crooked pictures. Take a picture with the bottom of the viewfinder is completely even with something that you know is level, and then look at the picture you record. Maybe your viewfinder is off?


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Aug 17, 2012 16:35 |  #6

I can't see how the camera can take crooked pictures if the sensor has not come loose.

You can get little levels that fit into the hot shoe. I use this one (external link), which costs less than $20. They are very helpful for landscape shots, and you could use one to test your camera.


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Aug 17, 2012 16:55 |  #7

Digic4 has vertigo?

If the sensor is loose enough to "tilt" noticeably, I would think there would be other symptoms, too, such as soft images, lower corner and/or higher corner cut off by the shutter opening, etc.


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Aug 17, 2012 16:56 |  #8

Copidosoma wrote in post #14871809 (external link)
I find it incredibly unlikely that the camera is actually "taking crooked pictures"

How are you ensuring that it is level? Eyeballing it?

Do you have some images to demonstrate the effect?

I had tried straightening it that day, but nothing worked. This has never happened on any of my assignments before.


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Aug 17, 2012 16:57 |  #9

Copidosoma wrote in post #14871809 (external link)
I find it incredibly unlikely that the camera is actually "taking crooked pictures"

How are you ensuring that it is level? Eyeballing it?

Do you have some images to demonstrate the effect?

Bet you believe me now. The picture is perfectly square, but the main picture is twisted. Explain that...

Now imagine this on tons of pictures w/ no real explanation. I've taken over 4,000 pictures with this camera and have never seen anything like this.


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Aug 17, 2012 17:14 |  #10

uneek78 wrote in post #14871914 (external link)
I had tried straightening it that day, but nothing worked. This has never happened on any of my assignments before.

If what ever in the background is not parallel to the camera then it will look crooked. As in the left side is straight up and down, but because the other end is further away it will look crooked.


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Aug 17, 2012 17:15 as a reply to  @ uneek78's post |  #11

It doesn't have to be the sensor that's loose. It could be something in the viewfinder.

Can you put the camera on something that's flat and level, then aim it at something that's also level and take a photo of that?


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Aug 17, 2012 17:17 |  #12

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If what ever in the background is not parallel to the camera then it will look crooked. As in the left side is straight up and down, but because the other end is further away it will look crooked.

Maybe you haven't looked at the pictures, but the 2nd picture looks as if the church is hanging off the side of a cliff. That doesn't look crooked; it is crooked and my camera has never done that before.


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Aug 17, 2012 17:21 |  #13

Yes but it's crooked relative to what's in the picture. And if you're saying you were level, then we're left with assuming the backdrop is crooked/not parallel. There's nothing in those pictures that are truly level to compare to. Do you have any other examples?


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Aug 17, 2012 17:22 |  #14

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It doesn't have to be the sensor that's loose. It could be something in the viewfinder.

Can you put the camera on something that's flat and level, then aim it at something that's also level and take a photo of that?

I tried what you said; the issue seemed slight.....almost none existent. Even if I held it the turn seems vague now. My camera has done this for my last 2 photo shoots. It seemed improved on the last photo shoot, but not completely gone.

I will try more out on the town tomorrow. I need to get subjects in front of the camera and see if I can duplicate the issue in a similar situation. I'll find something level to lay the camera on.


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Aug 17, 2012 17:25 |  #15

Can you post a picture of yourself? Maybe you are listing a bit and haven't noticed it. I could show the picture to my chiropractor.


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