You should be able to go straight back and exchange it no? It was probably like this out of the box, you just didn't see it.
Lloyd what version firmware . there is a update out there to 1.02 but I am not sure what it exactly does
I've said it before, not all kodak sensors are created equal-my first M8 exhibited pixel blooming defects from the get go and eventually developed the stuck pixel-line issue. After it was replaced both issues were corrected. I have never seen the same blooming issue in any other M8 or in posted pics. Kodak's quality control seems to miss sometimes.
You could think of it like a decentered lens. Just part of the manufacturing "process" that you don't have to accept. Guess we have to ask for three samples and test all M's now before taking them home. Dealers will be pleased no doubt.
You certainly maybe right Robert just checking some of the obvious things to start. And I agree you can get a bad sensor
I certainly went around the mulberry bush with mine so my advice is cut to the chase scene. I also have a GRD-II with a line...maybe its just me!
heck, even my M6 had some sort of issue with the shutter that left a dark line near the top of the frame, chasing that "bug" down was even worse
did I ever tell you about the 5D that the mirror fell out...
and don't get me started on shimming sliding backs for large format
Good . Keep us plugged in
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I just noticed a second line in the cropped version of that last. Look through his arm.
Going back RIGHT NOW. Later!!
no doubt the noise performance is much improved. And with C1 noise reduction I am pretty sure you could get a 5DII level ISO 3200 file out of the camera that would be the equal in sharpness considering canon is mushing the pixels out of the gate anyway.
it is too bad that they can't write a pixel mapping routine into the firmware that you could activate by shooting a middle grey blank at high ISO and have the camera map out a stuck pixel or funky line.
Let's just hope this lines are really only happening in a very few rare cases, otherwise we are back at M8 level, when it comes to Leica and quality control....
Any chance to see the full image. To get a feeling of the crop.
I don't regret buying the camera for a second, but I have had to live with a little frustration from time to time. There really isn't any other game in town if you like to shoot this way and the IQ is unmatched. Just the reliability sucks. I think it may not be Leica per se but the partners, jenoptic, kodak, wherever the subassemblies come from, they have not tightened down the screws there because it is not entirely under their roof so to speak. if they were as large as canon they could chase these bugs to their source and work on them but that is not the case. things they can't control, only test for, and this line bug is intermittent in the beginning which makes it possible to miss.
And Jim, you just helped Leica realize their fears! LOL You'd think Leica code could add some code to detect if a six bit lens is mounted, and if so, prompt you with a friendly reminder after mounting the new lens. Hopefully firmware 1.03 will introduce such a feature.
CV 12 at F8, no filter. I didn't notice the vignette when i took it. i had the lens shade (John's), but i didn't take it off to see if that was the cause.
i had the lens detect set to manual and set to 16mm
it's going to take some corner work to get the color right
the 12mm looks horrible ^^
It was my first thought when the M9 was announced-damn-I sold my 12mm!
I think the hood might be an issue-even the stock CV hood might vignette a little?
There is no doubt it will not be as great a lens as it was on the M8-but we are talking 12mm rectilinear after all, and not absurdly priced.
My bet is that it is not as bad as these samples seem to suggest. some extreme corner funkiness notwithstanding.
The new 15cv focus coupled is another one I am dying to see full frame.
Good to see that the M9 preserves the "Leica glow."
C1 is coming out with 4.8.3 tomorrow that supports the M9 files and has some other improvements as well . Plus Snow leopard improvements , can't wait. I am already loaded with SL now
M9 with 50mm,640iso.
What I really like is that you can manually slect the lens and therefore use all kind of uncoded lenses, like my old 35mm Summicron for example.
DOF is even shallower and therefore focus shift, frontfocus etc. even more visible (from my first experiences).
Hey Lloyd, sorry about the camera.
35lux shot--that's the glow, huh. I've never shot with the 35lux, but have seen that glow in a Victar 50/2.8
50lux shot, looks great--nice colors.
2500ISO--looks good to me--kinda like D300 3200ISO.
Good stuff--great camera!
Lloyd -- just in case you want to know what was going on with your sensor --
I had the same thing happen with my DMR. I was finally told that it was a hot pixel that receives too much voltage. This causes a cascade down the whole sensor line, leading to a higher luminance. These hot pixels can be mapped out -- basically they just turn off that sensor site, and the chain reaction stops. Then they just have the software make that pixel identical to the pixel next to it. You can't do that at home though. But I think you were right to return it -- you should not have to deal with that in a new camera.
Mine looked like this and appeared spontaneously on this image after about 8000 photos with the DMR. It did not go away: