Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Canon D5, when I point it down wards, it get the wronge exposure ie 200 at f22 also the flash will not work when camera is pointed down, but all OK when held level?

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Sounds like the lens is losing connection with the camera body. Remove the lens and clean the contacts on the mount and lens with a little alcohol on a Q-tip and make sure the spring loaded contact pins move and do not stick. Look at the lens mounting ring on the body and make sure it is not excessively worn (deep scratches, chrome worn thru to brass color). Re-attach the lens and grab the body with one hand and the lens the other and with a little force twist and wiggle them back and forth and against each other. The lens will have a tiny amount of slack between it and the mount, but the lens mount should not move in the body. If it does than the camera has probably been dropped and broken it loose.
If cleaning the contacts does not help then it will probably need to go to Canon for service. You can also carry it into any camera store or show it to any pro and they should be able to tell you if it has a real problem or not in about 20 seconds. If it needs repair work, send it straight to Canon. That way if they screw it up, they can replace it. It happens more than you think.
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