X-E1 + 18-55mm strange pixels problem

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cigno82
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X-E1 + 18-55mm strange pixels problem
Dec 24, 2012

Image crop: pink pixels row on the upper left corner.

Hello,

I'm an happy new owner of the Fuji x-e1 + 18-55 mm lens, it's seriously a great camera! I've a question for you, I've found a strange behaviour of the camera, shooting only between 27 and 30 mm of the focal length, jpeg files. I'm finding in all shots at this focal length a strange pink row of pixels on the extreme upper left of the image. Do you have opinion about this problem? Similar experiences? I haven't tried raw version of files (I haven't a converter on my mac now), but seeing the raw image preview on camera's lcd, it seems to not have that strange row.

Could you help me with opinions? Thank you very much, merry Christmas!

Valerio

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In reply to cigno82, Dec 25, 2012

Full image with upper left corner with the pixel problem

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Image crop: pink pixels row on the upper left corner.

Hello,

I'm an happy new owner of the Fuji x-e1 + 18-55 mm lens, it's seriously a great camera! I've a question for you, I've found a strange behaviour of the camera, shooting only between 27 and 30 mm of the focal length, jpeg files. I'm finding in all shots at this focal length a strange pink row of pixels on the extreme upper left of the image. Do you have opinion about this problem? Similar experiences? I haven't tried raw version of files (I haven't a converter on my mac now), but seeing the raw image preview on camera's lcd, it seems to not have that strange row.

Could you help me with opinions? Thank you very much, merry Christmas!

Valerio

I was getting a similar problem round the edges with my 2 bodies. I sent them back as I thought there might be a bad batch of sensors.

Do you notice it getting worse if you lift the shadows?  Does it only happen when you have exposure compensation down by a stop ?

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In reply to IrishhAndy, Dec 25, 2012

For now, all these samples have been taken without exposure compensation. It's strange that this happen only between 27 and 30 mm of the zoom focal length... I think to carry the camera to the authorized Fuji center in Milan, do you think the camera needs to be replaced?

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In reply to cigno82, Dec 25, 2012

As it only occurs with certain focal lengths with a particular lens type I suspect that it is a minor bug in the lens correction software - the parameters used for this will naturally depend on the focal length used as the distortion correction needed will change as well.

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And if it's a lens correction sotware problem....do you think that it can be fixed in a fuji center, or in other ways? Maybe firmware updating?

Now i'll try to see a raw on my Mac, if I won't see this problem in the raw, what do you think?

Update: I tried 2 RAW 2 minutes ago, in this format I don't see the pink row in the corner...Opinions?

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Contact Fuji. Send it back for observation.

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cigno82 wrote:

Image crop: pink pixels row on the upper left corner.

(I haven't a converter on my mac now)

Valerio

Try this one, it's free and a good one too:Raw Photo Processor

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In reply to JimMc, Dec 25, 2012

Well, i'll carry it to the authorized fuji reseller when I'll return in Milan, hoping that it won't be a serious problem with long waiting time...

A firmware overwriting (I have the 1.01 from fabric...that is...the last) could be useful to try something?

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In reply to cigno82, Jan 13, 2013

Was there a conclusion?  Did it turn out to be a software bug?  The reason I ask is that although I have had my X-E1 for about 6 weeks now I have noticed this evening the exact same pink line in exactly the same place on many of my shots from this weekend.  Im hoping its a simple fix.

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In reply to Suzi Morris, Jan 13, 2013

10 days ago I sent the camera back to fuji assistance...I'm waiting to have it back. Do you have this problem when you take your photos among 27 and 30 mm of your zoom?

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Will investigate that this evening and post back, its only random ones in the set of photos I uploaded.  All jpegs, I dont use RAW generally.  Nightmare!

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In reply to cigno82, Jan 13, 2013

OK, Ive looked through and yes a number of the ones affected are ones taken at 27mm.  However, although most others are ok, there are 2 which have the pink line that were taken at 48mm according to the camera.

Do we think at this time that it is a software bug caused when it performs its lens correction?

I will keep an eye on this thread and my camera for now.  Never noticed this before this weekend, I dont believe it has showed itself before as I noticed it as a glowing pink line as soon as I opened the photos so I believe I would have noticed it if it had happened before.

Please post again when you get your camera back.

Suzi

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Well what do you know... I have the same issue. Never noticed it until reading this post. As mentioned before, not every image has it. Always seems to be present in skies.

I wonder if all cameras have this issue or only certain batches? Does anyone NOT have this issue?

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mmalone wrote:

Well what do you know... I have the same issue. Never noticed it until reading this post. As mentioned before, not every image has it. Always seems to be present in skies.

I wonder if all cameras have this issue or only certain batches? Does anyone NOT have this issue?

This has all the hallmarks of a sensor with bad pixels.  I would definitely get these cameras back to FUJIFILM so that they can replace them with fully functioning units.

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Yes I have exactly the same problem except it has a green line, wondering if anybody with X-Pro1 and this lens get the same issue?

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mmalone wrote:

Well what do you know... I have the same issue. Never noticed it until reading this post. As mentioned before, not every image has it. Always seems to be present in skies.

I wonder if all cameras have this issue or only certain batches? Does anyone NOT have this issue?

This has all the hallmarks of a sensor with bad pixels. I would definitely get these cameras back to FUJIFILM so that they can replace them with fully functioning units.

Even though the OP didn't notice this with the RAW file?

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rattymouse wrote:

mmalone wrote:

Well what do you know... I have the same issue. Never noticed it until reading this post. As mentioned before, not every image has it. Always seems to be present in skies.

I wonder if all cameras have this issue or only certain batches? Does anyone NOT have this issue?

This has all the hallmarks of a sensor with bad pixels. I would definitely get these cameras back to FUJIFILM so that they can replace them with fully functioning units.

Even though the OP didn't notice this with the RAW file?

-jay

Interesting.  I missed that.  Excellent point.

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In reply to cigno82, Jan 14, 2013

I just checked a couple of my shots in this range of focal lengths, and I don't have the problem.

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In reply to briny, Jan 14, 2013

Interesting. I have the X-Pro 1 and the 18-55mm. After reading this post I tried to duplicate the issue. And what do ya' know, there it is! Just as the original poster said, right around 27-30mm only. Mine is a green line. Only in JPEG's not in RAW. I can only see it at about 200% and it is just that extreme upper left corner. To be honest, had I not read this post I probably never would have noticed it. Seeing that it is in the same spot and at the same lens settings for everyone who seems to be seeing this I am not to concerned with it. In fact its so hard to notice I suspect everyone with this lens is having this issue and they don't even know it. I would have to guess it is a lens firmware issue (possibly related to lens correction as has been mentioned). Worth dropping a note to Fuji about it just to document it. My guess is a firmware update will take care of it. I am pretty sure it is not a sensor issue. For now, I'm not worried about it and don't plan to send it in.

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