Got my p32 put together today. Getting those spots in the flash pics. Went back and read some posts from awhile back. Didn't really come up with a solution. Just wondring if anyone has come up with any answers. Would it help to change some of the camera settings? I went with the ones recommended. Other than that it seems to work good. I would like to thank everyone for all of the info. It's really nice when you try your first one out and it actually does what it's supposed to. I've got a few things left to finalize and then I'll move on to a new adventure--- posting pictures. Thanks again!
i used mine the other evening to take some pictures and they had spots in them. These where worse than the spots i have seen in the d-380. I'm wondering if it is the settings for game cam use. I did not change any of my settings, just left it set up for game cam. This is the first time i have heard about spots in the p32, so i would like to know if it is the settings or what.
I played around with it during the daylight and it showed no spots. I didn't have time tonight to test some more. [Elk apps. for Colorado are due tomorrow]
Tomorrow night I'm going to play with glass lense only vs. flash enhancer. May try playing with camera settings. Will post any worthwhile results.
these spots are really bugging me. I found time to try a few things tonight. I've tried changing flash power, white balance, used flash enhancer, just glass and nothing at all. Every picture I take outside has spots. Then I tried a few pics inside in a dark room. Hardly any spots. Could the spots be related to pollen or some other particulates in the air? I will try to post some pictures. This will be my first attempt.
another outdoor pic
Here's a indoor one. Can you post more than one pic at a time
If it isn't Broken, then fix it before it Does!!
Sorry about all these post but I thought of something I was going to say before. When you watch the flash, it looks like it's spitting or spraying. You can see it indoors also but it doesn't seem to show up. One other question for anyone familiar with the rsp board. If you power up the board when the camera is already on will it make things work funny? I've had things in and out so much tonight that a couple times it really acted goofy. The board would sense to turn on but it would just sit there and turn the camera on and off several times with taking a pic. I could only get it to work right if I made sure camera was off when I rebooted the board.
Greystroke, can't help you with the RSP and the camera acting up if it is already on question but in the pictures anything floating in the air can cause a reflection that usually results in the spots in your picture. Pollen could do, Bugs are really bad, I have seen pictures of some of them taking off right in front of the camera that look really neat zipping thru the air when the camera takes their picture.
Here is what someone replied back to me with. Hope the link works.
Look for what "apittet" says. (Andre)
Here is his comment in case the link didnt work.
yes, indeed, many of us have experienced such "spots" on our digital pictures. I remember some discussion on this topic sometime ago, but could not recollect a convincing explanation... so, I went hunting on the web this morning.
Just try a search on "digital camera spots orbs" and you will find tons of pages related to ghost hunting and why digital camera are not suitable for such sport as they create "orbs" (those deadly bleemish spots) of their own. By the way, some of those pages are real fun ... guys get all thrilled because they get those infamous spots ina a cemetery and then very puzzled when they get it also in their backyard, not known to be haunted
Unfortunately, I could not find a real good explanation yet. many people mention dust particules, or pollen or what not, but then, why shouldn't they show on a regular 35 mm camera too? and also why would one pic show plenty of spots and the next one almost none??? I personally feel that the answer must be somewhere in the electronics. High voltage discharge very close to a very sensitive CCD device... I would look there...
By the way, if some of you use Haymakers board with an external flahs only (own flash turned off), I would be very curious to know if they ever got the infamous "spots"?
you may look at the following URL,
<a href="http://www.ohioghs.com/drkenlynne/digital_myth/" target="_blank">
<a href="http://www.ohioghs.com/drkenlynne/digital_myth/" target="_blank">http://www.ohioghs.com/drkenlynne/digital_myth/</a></a>
But I am still looking for the right explanation...
Cheers to all
Thanks for the info. I'm going to keep experimenting awhile before I silicone everything. I really want to get it out in the woods tho. I think the junk in the air makes sense because I don't seem to get it indoors.
Thanks for posting the link. I think everyone with digital set-ups should read it. It will help me sleep a little better not trying so hard to figure out what I did wrong.
I really think that most of the spots that are getting on the pics are comming from the spring pollen in the air. I noticed this last year and as summer got here it went away. Now I am seeing it again and some night pictures are worse than others. Just my thoughts on it.
Was just going through pics from last night and I have a few small spots .The thing is the cam is set to double pic and the spots aint in the same place everytime. sometimes there are a few hard to notice and sometimes there are none.