White Orbs, yes, but Black Holes are worse?

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ProfHankD
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White Orbs, yes, but Black Holes are worse?

Hi all. I'm the guy who created the DeOrbIt tool to fix the infamous "white orbs" in X10 images. I've had a research paper on that accepted, so I finally purchased a used X10 to test the orb issues myself and demo live at the Electronic Imaging conference. I found it very easy to get white orbs, but the oddly-structured black holes are much more disturbing!

How often have others seen this sort of thing? Does the new sensor fix this?

A nice shadow... but what happened to the bright stuff?

100% crop showing strange over-saturation black holes.

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