Last week I bought a used copy of the 500L at KEH (LN- condition) .
Most shots I've taken are fine, but today while processing some shots I noticed some strange ghosting effect.
Does anyone know if this is normal? or is this a defective copy?
I am trying to decide if I should return it.
cool effect, that's one for the Parapsychologists, those that believe in auras, orbs etc.
I agree this does not look at all like a problem of the lens, it looks like a different shot.
But - while memory cards can go bad, it seems very unlikely that you have an "analog effect" with a digital card, you cannot write a byte of data, and mix it with an existing old byte of data on the card.
The most likely effect seems to be something that looks like "burn in", i.e. when you look at something bright, and you close your eyes, you see inverted ghosts of what you looked at. Likewise, if you have CRT screens, and image can burn in, or linger even after it has been turned off.
A possibility i could imagine is that the sensor of the camera had some residual faint image data (which are analog after all) still on the chip, while acquiring the new image. I suspect the image is part of a series of fast, consecutive shots. i.e. like 5 fps, and the image data is not 100% completely flushed/cleared of the chip before the next exposure.
I have more problem seeing how this could be caused by the shutter, it would have to open partially prior to the real shot - perhaps not totally impossible again with high frame rates. (some "bouncing" due to fast fps??)
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