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For digital I'd imagine it's either going be something to do with the lens or the sensor, and that looks more like a lens than sensor problem.

 

Does your camera have a mechanical or electronic shutter ? If mechanical and it has a bulb mode, use that and keep the shutter open to have a look inside the lens and sensor. I would of thought something like that smudge would be obvious.

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I have a few blobs like that on my modded IR camera (presumably where I've got dust on the sensor when I removed the IR filter.

I've also had it on my DSLR once before (and panicked), but I ran a few cycles of the sensor cleaning and it got rid of it.

 

On a bridge or compact camera, taking a hoover to every nook and cranny on the camera is sometimes enough to move the dust. A good shake or high frequency vibration may also be enough to dislodge it.

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8 hours ago, Loik V credern said:

I have a black smear on my photos when using my bridge camera that can only really be viewed with shots of blue skies. It's been there for a few months, I've wiped my lens with a cleaner several times. I can't see anything noticeable. Previously, in the summer, I guess due to the heat my lcd screen developed this pink cross hatch that grew in the corner, and then over time ungrew before eventually disappearing. But i didn't care either way because it was the screen and not the lens and didn't affect photos. What might this be? What might have caused it ? I don't know anything about cameras. Something underneath the lens ?

 

 

Dust on sensor. Not a lot you can do with a fixed lens camera unless you take it apart ( I had to do that with my Ricoh GR )

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2 minutes ago, Loik V credern said:

 

How hard is it to do?

 

Wasn't for the feint of heart! Had dust again a couple of months later. I'll just leave it be now.

If it's only noticeable under certain conditions maybe leave it. Easy enough to remove in post.

 

Any camera with a lens that extends in and out is prone to the problem as it sucks air in.

My Ricoh seems renowned for the problem, so was easy to find a step-by-step guide on how to open and clean it.

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I sense it's one of those things I tend to do that within fractions of a second I realise I was being greedy for reaching for perfection when i should have settled.

 

I can edit it out using the clone stamp tool, it's just sometimes if the grainy gradient is too sharp. Okay, this shot for instance, the only sequence where the light hit right to get it, i don't think you can tell.  ..but i think you can. I'd be more keen to buy a new camera if i didn't have so many spare batteries and chargers.

 

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It's been a while since I dumped a load in one go. Here are some I've liked over the past few months, hopefully there are no dupes from individual posts I've made:

 

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Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street, London. 

 

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"The influence machine" by Tony Oursler.  It's a touring art exhibition composed of a lot of projections and canned audio and it's fekkin weird. This was in the grounds of St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham. 

 

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Squirrel in Regent's Park, London.

 

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Wimbledon Common. 

 

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The Minories, Birmingham. 

 

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Some shop in The Bullring. I think it is River Island. 

 

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Close up of a plant in front of a Christmas Tree,  Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair (nr Oxford St). I took it to use as a wallpaper for my phone.

 

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Name plate of a locomotive, Marylebone Station, London. 

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Expensive house on the west curve of Park Crescent, nr Regents Park,  London. 

 

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Apparently I like taking close ups of fences.  This is in Leamington Spa. 

 

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The tunnel nobody seems to use or know about, King Cross St Pancras station, London. 

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Waterloo IMAX. London. 

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The World's most famous Zebra Crossing,  St John's Wood, London.  During daylight hours (and sometimes after) there is a never ending stream of people recreating the Abbey Road album cover, much to the disdain of passing traffic.

 

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The City of London from Waterloo Bridge.

 

 

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Train at Piccadilly Circus station. I've got to find a better way to host pictures than Instagram because their compression has made the gate in the middle of the shot look fugly. :(

 

 

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The ferris wheel in Birmingham.  They took it down yesterday. 

 

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A deserted looking Moor Street in Brum. This was at about 9pm on Tuesday night. 

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10 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

The tunnel nobody seems to use or know about, King Cross St Pancras station, London. 

 

 

I've been in that! It comes out in one of those new half empty offices and restaurant bits that have sprung up lately. Most of the people in the tunnel were there to take pictures of themselves from what I could see.

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4 hours ago, milko said:

 

I've been in that! It comes out in one of those new half empty offices and restaurant bits that have sprung up lately. Most of the people in the tunnel were there to take pictures of themselves from what I could see.

 

Same when I was there. I'm sure it will become busy at some point but for now it's just an awesome little spot right in the middle of London. 

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Have you been to Lumiere in central London this weekend?  It's kinda cool, I've only been around the Piccadilly bit and I only did Kings Cross when it was last in London two years ago, but it seems much better organised this time round as they have spread it out over a larger area to avoid overcrowding. 

 

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I took a few more photos but they are all so low light I'm not super happy with them.  I've recently bought a laptop so I might have a go at editing the raw files on that, I think I can get a bit more out of the shadows from the raw, right?

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Hmm.....maybe.

Exposure boost will initially help as you'll retain contrast. Certainly to +2. After that noise will start to creep in and starts to effect the overall sharpness as it becomes prominent.

Boosting shadows will wash the shot out in my experience so i use sparingly. I use it on day shots more then dark ones but YMMV.

 

I really should have taken a lightweight tripod but i don't like to set up in the middle of London, esp. when busy. I always limit my ISO to 1600 and then try my best to keep my shot steady (certainly on my Sigma 35mm) - Its an F1.4 by thats academic with most of my shots as they're not close ups.

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On 21/01/2018 at 01:15, Dimahoo said:

Hmm.....maybe.

Exposure boost will initially help as you'll retain contrast. Certainly to +2. After that noise will start to creep in and starts to effect the overall sharpness as it becomes prominent.

Boosting shadows will wash the shot out in my experience so i use sparingly. I use it on day shots more then dark ones but YMMV.

 

I really should have taken a lightweight tripod but i don't like to set up in the middle of London, esp. when busy. I always limit my ISO to 1600 and then try my best to keep my shot steady (certainly on my Sigma 35mm) - Its an F1.4 by thats academic with most of my shots as they're not close ups.

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You can juggle blacks and shadows, start pushing the blacks if boosting shadows reduces the tonal range and washes the image out

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Battling a weak signal, but I made it across to the winter lights at Canary Wharf. Got lost again (I always seem to get lost there...) so I had to leave before I'd done the whole thing but was impressed with the exhibitions I did see. 

 

 

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oooh, seems I can make a Flickr account without trusting Yahoo with my mobile number (why did they think that was a good idea?) so I'll finally sign up.  Had another crack at editing the above photo, but on a PC instead of on my phone, I've got literally no idea how this program, Capture One Sony Edition, works so this is very much a first attempt: 

 

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Prefer the crop on the first one, but I can definitely get a lot more out of the shadows by editing the RAW file on a laptop than messing about with the Jpeg that my Galaxy S8 spits out.  Room for both, definitely, hopefully it will be fun. 

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