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Old Nov 26, 2006, 3:15 PM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago I noticed 3-4 bright spots on2 of my pictures as I was editing them. The rest of the pics, nearly 100, were fine. Last night going through my pics, again I noticed these little bright spots in a couple of them. Do I have a faulty sensor in my D1X and ifI do, would it come and go like that? Is this something that can be repaired? The spots can be seen on theplayer's blue shorts.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 4:23 PM   #2
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Looks like lens flare. I think if your sensor was faulty, it would show up on all of your pics.

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Old Nov 26, 2006, 4:31 PM   #3
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Yep.. It's probably just flare caused by a brighter light source somwhere in the frame.

If you're using any filters (UV Filter, etc.), I'd remove them as they can contribute to the problem.

BTW, I can see you've made a lot of progress with the camera and software used for processing. This image looks much better than the early ones when you first got your D1X.


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Yep !!! It looks to be lens flare. Are you using a shade at all?

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Old Nov 27, 2006, 8:41 AM   #5
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Oh man....you mean I dont NEED to get a new EOS 1D Mark II? LOL.. Actually Im quite relieved about it because Im not in the mood to spend $10,000.00. I use a UV filter on all my lenses, so removing it would correct this problem? Im glad it's simple as that. As far as the picture, thanks for all the help and advice Ive gotten from all the people on this site. If it wasnt for you guys I wouldve remained an outdoor photographer! Now ifI can get this WB thing right I'll be all set.
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A filter is a *very* common contributor to flare, since it's another optical element that allows relfection/'refraction of light.

As Ronnie suggested, a hood is also a good idea. You could have some light (probably overhead or from windows) hitting your lens causing it that using a hood would help shield your lens from.



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A hood also helps protect the lens, less was for stuff tofall on it or bump into it. So less reason to have a filter as protection. Esp true for long focal length lenses since the hood can extend further without causing vignetting.

You may never get the WB right - gyms can be lit by some combination of natural light, tungsten, quarz, mercury vapor, florescent, ... so the balance can change from one end to the other, and change as the amount of daylight changes.
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Will follow through on your suggestions guys. I ve never used hoods on any of my lenses which Im finding out is a big no-no. Going through some old football pics I see a set of pics where I think a hood wouldve helped. There was lots of glare that day and my pics had no "pop" to themat all.Bill, its nice to know Im fighting a losing battle! lol.
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