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Old Oct 28, 2012, 5:41 PM   #1
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Default L810 Vignette at certain zoom

Anyone else with a Coolpix L series, in particular the 810 have issues with vignetting? Got my mom this camera 2 or 3 months ago and I was looking at some of the pics she took recently. In the top right I'm seeing vignetting on some of the photos, I'm not sure if it's due to limitations of the camera/lens or defective lens element. I knew for $200 and a 26x zoom it wouldn't be perfect, I just didn't expect Holga esq photos
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 4:19 PM   #2
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G'day CN

Just for starters - it will help if I / we can see the actual effect that you're commenting upon
However -every- camera lens will create some softening of light brightness towards the corners, it's a fact of life [physics if you prefer] and it's something that most people never see unless, like us keen types, they go looking for it. The darkening I'm talking about is about 1/4EV - overall not much, but it can be seen if you look hard

Hope this helps a bit
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 4:42 PM   #3
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G'day again CN

Here's a sample for you - just created specially for you

Here's a holiday snapshot, taken at wide angle, 1x zoom / 18mm on a dSLR. Notice the moon up in the sky and then look carefully at top corners. Can you see any slight darkening?


Here's the top right corner again, but in closeup this time, and it's duplicated and flipped to show it crossing over. Can you see the vignetting? It's only slight, as I said earlier, it's about -1/4EV, but it's there - and every camera lens does it to some extent or another.



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Old Oct 30, 2012, 1:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting that example I'll try to get a few test images from her. I've seen darken of edges, etc. with mega zoom just not completely black in one corner like this one is doing.

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G'day CN

Another possibility might be a UV filter on the lens causing some corner-cutoff when the zoom is at the wide angle, 1x zoom position

Depending upon the severity of the issue/problem will cause your response to change > ignore vs send in for repairs etc

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