pavvyben
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Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:36 am

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
 
flyingzacko
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:46 am

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
 
pavvyben
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:49 am

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.
 
flyingzacko
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:56 am

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
 
D L X
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:14 am

a hair, perhaps? Use a puffer and blow on it. See if that helps.
 
JeffM
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:22 am

Shouldn't have that on a new camera. I would definitely take it back, that looks horrible.
 
Granite
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:59 pm

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
 
LHRman
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:05 pm

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

Dave
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Woody001
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:00 pm

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.
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jwenting
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:01 am

if my camera broke I'd switch to one of my other ones. I've got 4 spares  Wink
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jhribar
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:51 am

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
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Granite
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:59 am

Ben

Answers on a postcard please  Smile

Regards

Gary
 
jumbojim747
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:42 am

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
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pavvyben
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:53 pm

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
 
jwenting
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:59 pm

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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jumbojim747
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RE: Is My Camera Broke

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:08 am

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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