Long exposure images affected

Canon has owned up to our pals over at Amateur Photographer that it is investigating a ‘black spot’ problem with the EOS 5D Mark II.

According to Amateur Photographer’s Angela Nicholson, the black dots appear next to highlights of long exposure images taken on the full-frame DSLR, but adds that they are ‘more noticable in JPEGs than the simultaneously captured raw files’.

Nicholson adds: ‘The effect is only really detectable when images are inspected at 100% on the computer screen and is visible in images taken both with and without Highlight Tone Priority and Auto Lighting Optimiser’.

Canon is now investigating the issue and the company’s European CCI Photo Products team leader, Mike Owen, says that its findings will be announced in the next few days.

Hit this link for some of Amateur Photographer’s images of the black spots.