A7/A7R Light leaks reported + White Orbs issue?

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
NicolasKL New Member • Posts: 18
Re: A7/A7R Light leaks reported + White Orbs issue?

blue_skies wrote:

John Triebe wrote:

Unfortunately, I have the "light leak" problem with my A7r. I tested both my Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and the 35mm f2.8 and they both exhibit the problem:

This one is with the 55mm wherein I used a flashlight and shined it completely around the lens mount.

Looks like this camera is going back to Sony.

Hi John, I can reproduce this with the A7 and a normal 60w lightbulb, when holding the camera close to the light, for over 10 seconds at ISO 25,600.

However, I don't know whether this is a real problem or not. I mean, the light leak results from an extremely bright light with the camera closed. In normal shooting, at ISO 25,600, I would expect such a light source to be absent.

I can not think of scenarios in which this could form a real problem.

It could also highlight the extreme sensitivity of the sensor, at ISO 25,600.

I am not sending the camera back, as I expect that ALL cameras will have this same issue.

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I can see it, barely, at ISO 2000.  It's very obvious at 5000.  It's terrible at 12,800.  But this is a 30s exposure with a small (but fairly bright) LED flashlight pointed right at the flange.  Next is some daylight testing, though it may have to wait until Friday.

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