can this be a problem with image sensor or lens???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by emotta, May 28, 2009.

  1. emotta macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2009
    A friend of mine was holding my camera and snapped several piks. some of them came out with this disgusting thing that u see in these images. dont know if this has anything to do with it, but it was bright out and very humid. i have a d3 with 70-200mm vr.

    Can anyone please chime in???


  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    Almost certainly the sensor. Definitely not the lens. Time to send the camera in for a repair, I'm afraid.
  3. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    It's in the sensor or more likely from the looks of it the CCD electronics. Notice how it only happens in the highlights.
    Sorry to say, but this is not going to be an in-expensive repair.
  5. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Maybe worth attempting a firmware update, you never know maybe the processing software may fix it self.
  6. emotta thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2009
    im sending it in to nikon for repair under warrenty. however, how good are they with pin pointing the problem. it hasnt happened since then. i only have warrenty till about july i think. if they cant recreate the problem would they still replace the sensor anyway???
  7. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    Send samples of your photos, including the complete EXIF data and how the camera was set when taking the photos. Also, make sure that you keep the repairs paperwork. It seems to me that if it happens again it would be a reoccurring problem you can argue with Nikon, even if out of warranty.

    But who knows? Maybe a firmware update would solve the problem, or even using another memory card. The only way they can repair it is if they can duplicate the malfunction.

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