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06-09-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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K100d image problem

Hi, I have a new K100d and am having problems with the images, there are horizontal lines running across the images, I have 2 different lenses and have taken photos with both and the lines are there. My thoughts are that the CCD could be faulty but I am new to photography and DSLR so I don't know for sure what the problem is! If anyone has any ideas on what is causing this then please help me, thanks and here are 2 sample images.

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06-09-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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they appear at every shutter speed ? and every ISO ?
06-10-2007, 04:18 AM   #3
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The higher the iso the easier they are to see, on some photos I cannot see them immediately but if I zoom into the photo I can always find them. I have emailed pentax, still waiting for a reply
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I would not Email them, I would call them on Monday.


06-10-2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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How long was the exposure time in the first image?
06-12-2007, 04:09 AM   #6
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I've now sent the camera back to amazon where I purchased it from, after doing much research on the internet about the problem and causes, I came to the conclusion that it has a defecting CCD which was causing these lines/bands. The problem known commonly as banding (certainly a type of banding) was the problem, most likely caused by a bad solder joint with the circuit near the CCD.

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