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Old Oct 21, 2006, 4:28 AM   #1
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Hello,

A few days ago I went on a trip on a shrimp boat and took some nice pictures of BIF with my FZ30. Today I was looking at the pictures and noticed that the corners of a few pictures are dark (compared to the rest of the background).

Can anybody tell me if this is normal, or is there something wrong with the camera? And if it's normal, is there a work around?

Here an example (made it really small to show the problem more clear)
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 7:32 AM   #2
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It is normal with all lens.....and zoom lenses in particular. (light fall off)

You seem to have just the Ideal conditions for it to be noticeable....its in all photos but very noticable in that example.



The only work around I know of is to slightly dodge the corners in a photo editor.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 7:43 AM   #3
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Hello genece,

Thanks for the answer!

It seems to be that it was the ideal condition. An other workaround would probably be to set it on spot metering, so the background would be slightly overblown...... I noticed it at other pictures as well.....

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Hello,

A few days ago I went on a trip on a shrimp boat and took some nice pictures of BIF with my FZ30. Today I was looking at the pictures and noticed that the corners of a few pictures are dark (compared to the rest of the background).

Can anybody tell me if this is normal, or is there something wrong with the camera? And if it's normal, is there a work around?

Here an example (made it really small to show the problem more clear)
Could you publish the exif information the manual alludes to a vignette problem with the camera and this is the first time I have seenthe results. I am guessing F2.8 at 35mm. Did you have the lens hood on? Maybe call Panasonic tech support.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 9:15 AM   #5
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Hard to see in the concrete jungle Lovelife, point toward the sky you will see it. Really you need photos that should be as light in the corners as the center to notice it.


Take some photos of pigeons flying and the wider the length the more visible....most of the time its not an annoyance but run an auto level on it and you will see it in most every photo.

And that grey sky is the condition that it shows up the most.

I know, not with your FZ10......but it did it with mine.

I can remember many people complaining about it a couple years ago, and someone ...I thought it was you, put up shots of a white wall at different lengths and apertures.....I do not remember the results exactly....I just accept the fact that it shows up at times and I can fix it if need be.

It really is also there in most photos with my zooms with the D50. Almost non existent with primes

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 2:37 PM   #6
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Hello Lovelife,

Here the XCIF.....

Make - Panasonic
Model - DMC-FZ30
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - Ver.1.0
DateTime - 2006:10:21 09:50:19
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 200
ExposureTime - 1/500 seconds
FNumber - 3.60
ExposureProgram - Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2006:10:18 14:40:25
DateTimeDigitized - 2006:10:18 14:40:25
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 39.10 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3264
ExifImageHeight - 2448
InteroperabilityOffset - 6438
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Manual
WhiteBalance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 185 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
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