odd circular blotches on some pic: Kodak CX 6445

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by XP User, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. XP User

    XP User Guest

    On a otherwise find camera for quality build and output I have noticed an
    occasional but pesky artifact where some pics have circular white blotches
    on the photo.

    They appear randomly and inconsistent with regard to any one area of photo
    or shooting occasion.

    Any help on what this is and how to minimize or eliminate would be

    XP User, Feb 3, 2005
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  2. When using flash? In a dusty environment?
    David J Taylor, Feb 3, 2005
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  3. I see them with my Canon G5 occasionally, too. I guess it has something
    to do with lighting, especially the angle in which light from the sun or
    other sources comes into the lens.

    Kind regards

    Robert Klemme, Feb 3, 2005

  4. Same here with a Lumix FZ20, Casio QV, Olympus 750 SZ
    .....you were guessing correctly. It is a matter of an extra
    artificial light falling in when one uses the flash.


    Nicholas Adam, Feb 3, 2005
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    Ken Guest

    You mean something like this - http://ken.smugmug.com/photos/15303428-M.jpg ?
    Classic lens flare from my FZ20 and a WA lens attachement.
    Ken, Feb 5, 2005
  6. Nope.
    What I was talking about occures indoors. If one uses a flash while
    there are one or more other artificial light.

    Nicholas Adam, Feb 5, 2005
  7. Nicholas Adam wrote:
    I already told you what those were - dust particles in the atmosphere
    which are close to the lens and flash. Being close to the flash, they are
    brightly illuminated. Being close to the lens, they are out of focus (and
    hence round), but not as much out of focus as they would be with a
    larger-format SLR camera. Hence these particles are more visible with
    point-and-shoot cameras.

    David J Taylor, Feb 5, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Just an educational point for the OP. This is because P&S cameras have a
    much greater depth of field (DOF) than dSLRs due to their very short actual
    focal lengths.
    Ed Ruf, Feb 6, 2005
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