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Is My Camera Broke  
User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Hello,

I equlized a photo a few minutes ago to check for dust spots and i noticed this really weird line like a smiley face :S

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7899/bcc00403gr.jpg

Is this showing something wrong with the camera?

Cheers

Ben

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User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

Quoting Pavvyben (Thread starter):
Is My Camera Broke

I don't know, but if it is, tell it to go looking for a job in the morning.  Smile

Maybe some sort of liquid from cleaning it? That'd be my guess.

Cheers,
Sebastian



Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting FlyingZacko (Reply 1):
Maybe some sort of liquid from cleaning it?

I really hope not, if that is true, It aint me whos done it.

The camera (D2x) isn't even a week old :S

Its on all the photos mostly, some it doesn't show up on.


User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 2):
I really hope not, if that is true, It aint me whos done it.
The camera (D2x) isn't even a week old :S
Its on all the photos mostly, some it doesn't show up on.

Well whatever it is, I hope it is easily fixable, if not though, you can always take it back to the store since it's only a week old. Hope it all works out for you, enjoy that nice piece of equipment.

Cheers,
Sebastian



Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

a hair, perhaps? Use a puffer and blow on it. See if that helps.


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Shouldn't have that on a new camera. I would definitely take it back, that looks horrible.

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
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Ben

Don't think it is broken at all.

It looks like to me you have possibly used the shadow highlight feature of Photoshop too much. Equalizing the image makes the bands show up more.

Unequalize it and you will probably see white halos.

I may be wrong but looks like colour banding due to incorrect processing.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

You haven't dropped your camera again have you? :P

Dave



Always after the picture you can't get..
User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Your going to struggle to see if the camera is broken from that image.
I agree with Gary in that it's the processed image which is causing this.

You need to check a neutral image, something with a plain colour and lighting then just import it into Photoshop and the try the equalize feature.

Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3637 times:

if my camera broke I'd switch to one of my other ones. I've got 4 spares  Wink


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User currently offlineJhribar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I think Gary might be right about this.
The halo's seem to appear close to dark areas in the picture (the bottom of the fuselage and also the vignets on the bottom left and right corner of the picture).

Is this image already processed or was equalizing your first step?

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 9):
if my camera broke I'd switch to one of my other ones. I've got 4 spares

In that case perhaps you can send this guy one of your spares !

rgds,

Jeroen


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
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Ben

Answers on a postcard please  Smile

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 9):
if my camera broke I'd switch to one of my other ones. I've got 4 spares

Is that 4 spare D2xs or just 4 spare cameras WOW.
Love to be in your shoes.
I'm also thinking its a processing issue and not a camera issue if it only happens on some shots and not all of them.
OR could be the lens at certain light bouncing off one of the elements .
If you have a filter on try to shoot a few frame without it and see how it goes.
Cheers



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Hello again,

Well after some further testing, i think it was my editing that was screwing it up :S. I don't seem to have it on the originals or any photos i took yesturday.

It wasn't appearing on all of them, which is what i couldn't work out. Ive got to get the sensor cleaned anyway, its laiden with dust spots and its literally brand new :S.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9590/bcc01856ig.jpg - This was shot at 1/800sec ISO 100 F4.8 at 195mm. Its fine on 2.8 with out the tc so i don't think its due to being "wide open".

Anthor question ive got which ive spoken to someone who think its the equipment. My photos were extremley sharp when i first got the lens which was less than 1 month ago. That was with a teleconverter. Its now virtually impossible to use the tc because of it being sooo soft. Its not perfect even without it. Ive tried it on two different bodys, the D2x and the D50. Are these things suppose to degrade this much or not. I get alot of use out of it, but even so i wouldn't have though it would have lost the sharpness i originally had. The combo i have is a Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8 VR with a Nikon TC-17E II

Would be great if anyone could advise me what to do.

Cheers

Ben


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 12):
Is that 4 spare D2xs or just 4 spare cameras WOW.
Love to be in your shoes.

4 spares, I don't (sadly) own a D2xs (I've had an offer for a D2x but it's beyond my budget). But that includes an F100 and F80. I've been buying cameras for 25 years and never thrown one away (though one was stolen 6 years ago).



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 14):
4 spares, I don't (sadly) own a D2xs (I've had an offer for a D2x but it's beyond my budget). But that includes an F100 and F80. I've been buying cameras for 25 years and never thrown one away (though one was stolen 6 years ago).

Your like my friend Chris (StealthZ) he keeps his old cameras .
He still has a D30 3 mega pixel DSLR and still produces some stunning results.


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