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 Post subject: Dead pixel on my 40D
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:54 pm 
Well, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a new EOS-40D with the 17-85 IS USM kit lens today, and promptly started exploring this fantastic bit of kit.
My delight was short lived however when I noticed an strange speck on an image I'd taken using live view hooked up to my PC...
A bit of pixel peeping later revealed a dead pixel just below left of centre on all images :(
It's definitely dead rather than 'hot', as it shows up on all images regardless of ISO setting or shutter speed.

Suffice to say that I shall be returning to Jessops tomorrow for an exchange.

Follow link below for a couple of 100% crops to see what I mean:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24004489@N00/1987579655/in/photostream/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Congrats on the kit IcyBlue and sorry to hear about the dead pixel - that is quite unusual - we see them on screens all the time, but rarely on the actual sensor. Still it's great you spotted it so soon and that it's hardly had a chance to affect any photos.

Hope you can report back with a 100% model soon!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:43 pm 
Well I'm happy to report that I returned my 40D for an exchange, which Jessops agreed to without question.
As far as I have been able to tell (with much pixel peeping!) I now have a fault free sensor :D though I have to say the weather has not been kind here the last few days, so I've yet to give the camera a proper run out...

Below links to a couple of indoor shots taken whilst messing around... I mean experimenting :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:53 pm 
OK, so the weather finally broke long enough today for me to go out with my new toy, and see what it (and I) could do.

I've stuck a few pics in the Cameralabs pool on Flickr for your perusal.

Be gentle - this is the first DSLR I've ever had and my photographic training pretty much starts and ends with whatever I can find on 'tinternet! - Constructive critisism welcome :D


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Hi IcyBlue,

Nice shots - have you started playing with AEB yet? A sequence of three AEB shots at 6.5fps is quite feasible handheld and allows all sorts of fun with high dynamic range subjects like
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By the way, like the Avatar. I've spent a year of my life in the shadow of the Matterhorn. 8) 8) 8) I've hung up the skis now, though. :( :( :(

Bob.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:20 pm 
Bob Andersson wrote:
...A sequence of three AEB shots at 6.5fps is quite feasible handheld and allows all sorts of fun with high dynamic range...

What a great idea! That's definitely going on my list of things to try next, thanks Bob :D

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By the way, like the Avatar...

Thanks, that was taken last Christmas, we love Zermatt and are going back for New Year this year :cool:


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