Olympus Customer Service - E-PL2 red dots

Started Feb 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: Perez69

perez69 wrote:

Great approach to the problem.
It seems a exposure-related problem. Well-exposed shots don't have red dots.
Maybe firmware fixable?

Anyway, I like these kind of shots, sunset and night shots. So I must search for another camera.

I'm sad because EPL2 has all what I'm looking for. Hoping that EP3 comes out quickly and without red dots problem.

I've been like a metronome on how significant this is for what I tend to face. Basically, when seeking a broad DOF while shooting into a bright source of light one could anticipate it affecting an image. Knowing when and how, one may be able to avoid the potential if one has a habit of shooting in this manner.

But I'd wager the majority of buyers would be less prone to challenging the camera in this manner. Devoted night shooters and sunset/sunrise studies using a tripod and aperture settings that skirt diffraction would be another story (hand held night shots, even at ISO 3200, leave one in the wide open aperture range, where this doesn't occur).

I've come to decide that my apprehensions are a bit overblown. It's been too cold yet to do any determined tripod studies at night, so I'm at a loss in that area at the moment, but one way or another I'll find satisfaction (even if that turns out to be, for a particular type of study, to use a different camera). Outside of this issue the camera is a joy to handle, and is quite satisfying. I just find it hard to recommend the camera whole heartedly, among the broad range of photographer levels that are interested in the E-PL2.

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