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#1 GARY LEO MILLER

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 10:32 PM

My friend has noticed a soft back spot in the middle of the frame while shooting in bright light. I think it happens when the ND's are on. The lens is clean. There are no external filters and it appears in the LCD as well as on the footage. The spot is somewhat opaque with a slightly feathered edge directly in the center frame.
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#2 Leo Miller

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:22 PM

anybody?
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#3 Hans Kellner

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 05:14 PM

It might be an obvious question but... is the light source so bright that it's blowing out the image?

No definate answers for you but... you mention that it might only occur when the ND filter is on. Verify that. Also, check if it occurs with both ND settings. If it occurs only when one or both of the ND settings are on then it's possible that your ND filters are dirty. Has your camera been exposed to extreme temp changes? That can cause condensation within the camera and possibly on the ND filter(s). Even if it dries there may be a residue left.
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#4 GARY LEO MILLER

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:18 AM

Thanks Hans, I have tried those things. It hasn't been subject to any extreme weather changes. I feel that it has to do with the lens elements in some way. The spot is a little smaller than a dime on the lcd panel. So it's pretty noticeable. The spot is black so it's not blowing out the image.
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#5 Hans Kellner

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:33 PM

Sorry then, I'm not sure what the problem is. You might want to post a photo of the lcd screen showing the problem. That might help people diagnose it.
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