"I have sinned against you Lord!!" (Canon)

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Remember evangelist's Jimmy Swaggart's tearful contrition after being
    outed as having hired a prostitute?

    Here's Canon's:

    Canon statement:

    To Owners of the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

    Thank you for using Canon products.

    We have learned that some users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital
    SLR camera have identified two types of image quality phenomena that
    appear under certain shooting conditions.

    1. “Black dot†phenomenon (the right side of point lightsources
    becomes black)
    2. Vertical banding noise

    We are currently investigating and analysing the causes, and examining
    measures to reduce or eliminate these phenomena by providing
    correction firmware. An announcement will be made on www.canon-europe.com
    as soon as measures have been determined.

    Details of the phenomena and shooting conditions under which they are
    likely to occur are as follows.

    1. “Black dot†phenomenon (the right side of point light sources
    becomes black)
    When shooting night scenes, the right side of point light sources
    (such as lights from building windows) may become black. The
    phenomenon may become visible if the images are enlarged to 100% or
    above on a monitor or if extremely large prints of the images are

    2. Vertical banding noise
    If the recording format is set to sRAW1, vertical banding noise may
    become visible depending on the camera settings, subject, and
    â–ª Vertical banding noise is not noticeable if the recording format is
    set to sRAW2.
    â–ª Vertical banding noise does not occur if the recording format is set
    to RAW or JPEG.
    â–ª Noise can be reduced if C.Fn II-3: Highlight tone priority is setto
    0: Disable.

    Canon apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks photographers
    for their patience.
    RichA, Dec 19, 2008
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