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    Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Hello,

    I recently got a Leica M8, which is my first digital M.

    It has very early serical number, and about 15000 actuations.

    I was so excited to get the body,,,, but when I check some test shots..

    I found the Bandings on my pics. All of pics with ISO 640.. and a few with ISO 320 with under exposure.


    What would be the best choice for repair in the US?? and whoever recently repair it, could you please tell me how and how much you paid.

    I have checked dead pixels with PixelFixer, it did not solve the banding problem. so I guess it is not a dead pixel problem.

    I am trying to solve the problem rather than refund... Please advise.

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Post samples with both good exposure and underexposed so people can see what you are seeing.

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    This is a shot at ISO 320. I cropped. It is a vertical shot originally, so the banding is located my right side vertically.



    at ISO320 crop
    Last edited by ark8012; 15th April 2012 at 14:16.

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Your red box is confusing my eyes

    but if its giving you banding Id get a refund if I was you and grab another M8 instead

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Banding is a serious problem on an M8 . I sold an M8.2 that developed banding after I sold it at Iso 1250...it cost $1500 to repair it . If you had only had this camera for a few weeks or less I would do everything I could to return it to the seller. You should not be responsible for the repair .

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Here is one more pic at ISO 640. original and cropped.

    The banding get smaller and weaker when I export the file as jpg.



    at ISO 640 original



    at ISO 640 cropped
    Last edited by ark8012; 15th April 2012 at 14:18.

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Banding is a serious problem on an M8 . I sold an M8.2 that developed banding after I sold it at Iso 1250...it cost $1500 to repair it . If you had only had this camera for a few weeks or less I would do everything I could to return it to the seller. You should not be responsible for the repair .

    Wow, $1500 for repair??

    Could you please tell me when did you repair your M8.2?

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    I hope everything works out for you ark8012. This is one thing I hope never happens to my M8...

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    To the best of my knowledge you can only get this type of repair through Leica device. My advice is to work on returning it to the seller . My M8.2 developed this about 6 months after I sold it to a get dpi member and he had resold it to another before it showed up. We split the repair among 3 owners and got the repair done by Leica in NJ USA.

    If the camera was newer you might get Leica to repair this under warranty but as its an original M8 ...this would appear unlikely.

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    I hope the answer to this question is "no", but has anyone experienced this banding problem with the Leica M9 or M9P?

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    This is an image at ISO 2500 to be sure there is a banding.



    at ISO 2500 arrow

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    Re: Help!! M8 banding problem repair

    Thank you all who gave answers for what it is.

    It turned out the M8 needs a remapping.

    I think it is fixable problem rather than replacement of the whole sensor.

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