Red banding on High ISO/LE shots on D800 + 16-35

Started Sep 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rebel04 Forum Member • Posts: 84
Re: Red banding on High ISO/LE shots on D800 + 16-35

Tenoch wrote:

Rebel04 wrote:

Hi guys,

I'm interested to buy this lens...did you solve this problem?

I read here that there are copies of the lens that don't produce red streaks, and copies that do...


The problem cannot be solved; it appears to be a flaw with the VR unit. You need to try multiple copies until you find one that works. Note that based on my experience the fault can develop into the life of the lens (I shot a few batches of star trails with no issues before I noticed this problem), so personally I do not recommend this lens if you wish to use it for astrophotography.

There are no problems under most conditions, so for 99% of purposes it's fine. But don't buy it planning to do star trails or risk disappointment.

thank you Tenoch!

argh, I would like to use this lens also for long exposure (day and even at night)

but does the problem remain if you turn off the VR?

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