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Two Issues with the Leica Q2: Dust in EVF and Banding

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"I didn’t see the problem on my Nikon Z7 at the same shutter speeds, but I also wasn’t shooting with the Nikon during the exact same scenes and lighting conditions."

hilarious.

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I’m not sure what point the writer of the article is making.

I believe that banding, using an electronic shutter under artificial lighting, is well documented and it would appear that the Q2 is no different. Also using a “shutter speed” of 1/3200 and an ISO setting of 3200 seems to me to be rather high even for freezing motion.

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So what is new? An (electronic) shutter gives banding with discontinuous LED lighting at certain shutter speeds... That has been known for years.
Stroboscopic lighting and photography is ancient.

I think the author would be well advised to read up on basic photographic technique.

 

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/wedding-event-videography-techniques/528281-led-lighting-causing-banding-a7s-new-venues.html

 

 

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7 minutes ago, jaapv said:

So what is new. An (electronic) shutter gives banding with discontinuous LED lighting at certain shutter speeds... That has been known for years.

 

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/wedding-event-videography-techniques/528281-led-lighting-causing-banding-a7s-new-venues.html

 

 

Absolutely agree.

The writer of the article https://petapixel.com/2019/06/19/two-issues-i-had-with-the-leica-q2-in-the-1st-month-dust-and-banding/  seems not to to fully understand this and suggests in his article that the issue is either "specific to the sensor design" or a "manufacturing defect" or "a lighting condition that is nothing to do with the camera" (He appears to be covering all bases)

As far as I am concerned it is a non issue. I am very happy with my Q2

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wouldn't the banding issue be resolved by just using the mechanical shutter and switching the electronic shutter off in the options menu?

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It would probably at least be mitigated. It is just a matter of a bit of experimenting to find a shutter speed that is artefact-free.

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Yes, that a bit of a sensational article. I added a chapter in my Leica Q2 article here about "Flickering from blinking light sources" and "Banding from blinking light sources"

https://www.overgaard.dk/Leica-Q2-digital-rangefinder-Page-2.html

Go the the part Possible Errors on the Leica Q2

 

 

 

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