EPL-2 Red Spots - Reply from Olympus Europe

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John Corbett
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EPL-2 Red Spots - Reply from Olympus Europe
Feb 15, 2011

Though I haven't found this "issue" problematic, I did however email Olympus Europe with some sample pictures and asked for their opinion.

Below is their response:

Hello,

Thank you for your sample picture.

When you take a picture with a strong spot light in the frame, there is a case some red spots may appear around the light source in a grid or radial pattern. This is a phenomenon caused by reflected images of micro lenses located on the sensor of the camera, and more likely to appear when the brightness gap is broader within the frame. This appears not only with the E-PL2, but with other models depending on the shooting conditions. When you take a picture with a strong light source in the frame, we recommend you to choose wide apertures to make them dimmer and less remarkable. You can choose further wider apertures if you attach an ND filter on the lens.
Please do not directly shoot the sun, as it may cause fire or malfunctions. /

Seems pretty much to match the consensus here on the forum

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John

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