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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #256
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My dealer just wrote me and told me that Sony had "figured out" the vignetting problem, and that he had no further information at this time, but would let me know when he did.

FWIW.
if the firmware is already doing CA reduction, which is based on the focal length, it would seem straitforward to be able to do some vignetting compensation also based on the focal length. that would be one "fix." my guess is it likely won't work though when the OIS is on because the vignetting wobbles (i saw this on a rental cam this weekend), and i bet the OIS doesn't tell the firmware where it's moving.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #257
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FYI, I read a post by Phil Bloom earlier today on one of the forums (may have been elsewhere) and he said that was an actual lighting drop-off and not the dreaded vignette issue.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #258
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Yes, that is true, Phil did say this, but today he metioned he has the vignette issue. He mention this at "another" forum. :)
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Old December 4th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #259
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Steven, thanks for the clarification. I just wanted to make sure the good folks here didn't start to worry that the vignette problem is even worse than it actually is.

I have an EX-1 on order and, like everyone, I'm hoping Sony can come up with a fix!
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Old December 4th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #260
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Today, my dealer said that Sony has a fix, but that's all he's heard.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #261
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I was informed via email from my dealer as well that Sony had solved the problem. Timeframe was not given.

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Old December 4th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #262
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Do you know if it is hardware or software ?
I mean, do they have to change the lense ?
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #263
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If they do a firmware update they'll probably just enlarge the image captured a bit so you don't see it anymore
...thus effectively decreasing the camera viewing angle, and/or decreasing the effective resolution (dpi) by blowing the picture :) :(
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Old December 5th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #264
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Paul Joy - what ever happened to your returned camera? The first and original camera with the issue - the mother of all vignetting cameras? It has been two weeks now right? What does Sony say? Has the silver support replacement camera kicked in?

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Old December 5th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #265
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I'd say my vignetting is right up there with Paul's.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #266
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Hi Ola, my camera was returned for a refund and I'm still waiting for a replacement as my dealer is waiting for more stock.

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Old December 5th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #267
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my dealer is waiting for more stock.
I got an email today from my dealer telling me that Sony is doing double QC before shipping and it's probably going to slow things a bit.

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Old December 5th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #268
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Just on the ratio of problem EX1 cameras received here, I'll be surprised if they send out many of the current stock.

I hope the fix comes through on the next release of cameras.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #269
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Greg just reported his EX1 #498 dos not have the vignetting problem.

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showpost.php?...87&postcount=8

I wonder if QC are catching these, or they are implementing the fix at the factory and new runs all have it?
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Old December 7th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #270
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I have #89 and can't get the problem to appear..... yet...... fingers crossed.
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