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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


ChrisDM wrote:
Sounds like a good time for you to trade me for my 1Ds3

Chris M
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Mulling it over, mulling it over...



Dec 05, 2008 at 11:24 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Word on the street is that if you actually connect the black dots on these blown out shots, it actually spells out "Learn how to use your camera."




Dec 05, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Mattbtn wrote:
Word on the street is that if you actually connect the black dots on these blown out shots, it actually spells out "Learn how to use your camera."





Dec 05, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


super contrast mode?


Dec 05, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Before this issue goes any further I just have to scream one thing....

Tort reform!!, tort reform!, tort reform please!!



Dec 05, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Why don't you go outside and take a 2 minute shot directly into the sun. Your next photo will have 21.1MP black dots, problem solved.


Dec 05, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


God damn .... the 5D II must be the worst DSLR in history .... it's terribly over-exposed and noisy as hell. I think you should return it for those reasons. Either that or we should start a thread on "How Not to Take a Picture".

Caleb Williams wrote:
In all seriousness,

This image shows them:
[url=http://glubsch.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/_mg_0166.jpg

On the lower left side is where I looked. Could be else where too.

Almost]http://glubsch.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/_mg_0166.jpg

On the lower left side is where I looked. Could be else where too.

Almost[/url] looks like the same places where CA would show up.



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Dec 05, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


It's always the cameras fault.


Dec 05, 2008 at 11:33 AM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Mattbtn wrote:
Word on the street is that if you actually connect the black dots on these blown out shots, it actually spells out "Learn how to use your camera."



Damn, you've given me the second best laugh of the week. It's Friday, which Improv are you book at this weekend?

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Dec 05, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


It appears, from other forums I have read, that several folks have found this same problem with their 1DSmkIII as well


Dec 05, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Oh Oh .... we are opening a can of worms ....

JFB318 wrote:
It appears, from other forums I have read, that several folks have found this same problem with their 1DSmkIII as well




Dec 05, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


davenfl wrote:
We are going to begin a panic over the inability of the camera to handle terribly blown unusable photos when shots anywhere close to normal exposure are perfect. I agree with Mattbn and Monochrome, truly laughable.




Mattbtn wrote:
Word on the street is that if you actually connect the black dots on these blown out shots, it actually spells out "Learn how to use your camera."




Hey.Underpants wrote:
It's always the cameras fault.








I started this thread in the interest of having an intelligent discussion on what I felt was a legitimate issue with the 5D Mark II. Nobody has an explanation why these black dots are there, or why they only appear exactly on the right side of blown highlights. But based on these kinds of replies, I can see this thread devolving into something quite nasty. I'm sorry I ever brought it up.






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Dec 05, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


I'm sure Canon will fix it, whatever it is.


Dec 05, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Rubber Soul wrote:




http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/messyman.com/Fullscreencapture27112008162605bmp.jpg


I started this thread in the interest of having an intelligent discussion on what I felt was a legitimate issue with the 5D Mark II. Nobody has an explanation why these black dots are there, or why they only appear exactly on the right side of blown highlights. But based on these kinds of replies, I can see this thread devolving into something quite nasty. I'm sorry I ever brought it up.



I've seen that on cheap canon sensor like the SD1100 IS
it might be the sensor itself
can you do some more test at different ISO to see if it changes ? or maybe shoot a different subject and try to reproduce that ?



Dec 05, 2008 at 01:15 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Rob:

I'm happy to take you at your word. But what was the nature of the intelligent discussion you were hoping to have? I'm guessing that about 95% of us don't have this camera (it's not even clear from your post that you have this camera), so what are we supposed to discuss? Why it's happening? First I'd like to have a better idea of what's happening, to whom, when and how often. There are people on the dp thread vowing to return their 5DII's and they haven't even received them yet! It's lunacy without a bit more data, and who's going to provide that?



Dec 05, 2008 at 02:19 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Question is, why didn't Canon catch this before release?
Because there are thousand of "Beta" testers, who are willing to spend big money in order to be the first one who have it, then soon inform Canon of the new found "feature". I've watied for 2+ yrs before I pick-up my 5D, with all (I hoped) of the "features" has been found & fixed - oh yeah, with almost half the price from the
release date too.

However, thanks for making my decision of waiting to buy the 5D2 more clear now.

Sam



Dec 05, 2008 at 02:37 PM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


would be nice to have the full exif on this pic...what bothers me about this kinda testing is its biased in a negative way your intent is to set up the camera in a way to give a negative result to spread it around as a defect...I dont shoot nite scenes at ISO3200 why? you ask
NOISE duh...ISO of 100 and a longer exposure time will yield better results always...
just like with film..



Dec 05, 2008 at 02:51 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Hi, im looking at this hi res photo you posted, but I dont see any black dots, not even in the lower left corner you mentioned, I see color noise, red, purple ect but im not seeing black dots, can you help me to see what your seeing.


Dec 05, 2008 at 03:09 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


Doesn't bother me much. It'll probably be fixed by a firmware update.


You guys really are trying your best to hate this camera, aren't you?



Dec 05, 2008 at 03:16 PM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · 5Dmk2: Black Dot Phenomenon


I shot some night scenes with my 5D2 last night at ISO25600... I'm looking over my pictures carefully right now and don't see any black dots. I'll try to take some over-exposed shots tonight and see what I find.


Dec 05, 2008 at 03:17 PM
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