« on: November 15, 2013, 04:03:48 PM »
Was out and about today and taking some seascapes. I thought I'd give a try to a horizontal pan at a slowish shutter speed. I was using a 70-200 F2.8L IS II, so to get it down to a slow enough speed (1/5th sec) I needed to drop the aperture to F32. I'd never normally shoot above F16 to be honest but thats what I needed in conjunction with ISO50. Anyway, here is what the shot looked like. This is on a camera with 2400 shutter activations. This is my 2nd 1Dx.
Utterly depressing. The PP to remove these would make me lose the will to live. My normal shots at F16 required me to clone out 64 lube spots. I know one or two of these are not lube spots but most definitely are. View it at 100% to really see the issue.
Don't be depressed!
Since you had a history with Canon and your case on file, why not try to get them buy back your 1Dx and wait for something else or buy a 5D3 for landscape work?
I'm trying not to, I've emailed them 4 images today starting with the first image out of the camera to the ones I took today showing progression of the issue. Like I said before shoot below F8-11 and its not really a problem, anything above that and it is. Vast majority of owners/users/lenders of this camera wont shoot above F8. I'm a lucky enthusiast who can afford one of these, I wanted to get into sports stuff so hence why I bought it, most of my shooting would be ok with a 5Diii, but I wanted the best or so I thought....