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  1. #1
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    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    OK so I have just signed up in order to ask for help. Hello by the way

    Brand new Camera arrived on January 12th after being ordered from HDEW Cameras on the 6th. First thing I did upon unboxing was take a Photo and check the Shutter Count. I was overjoyed when it said '1'. I must mention, being a Body-only I noticed some kind of smearing on the Mirror which seemed to go away, so I put it down to condensation.

    With this Camera I have upgraded from the D3300 (had the D3100 prior to that and before that the D40X was my first Nikon DSLR). I sold the D3300 to Jessops on Thursday and paid the extra for the Nikkor AF-S 35mm 1.8g as I wanted to take advantage of D5500's well-publicised Low-Light DR quality.

    At first I thought it was a problem with the Lens. Was planning on taking it back tomorrow (Monday) when it dawned on me to try my other Lenses (AF-P 18-55 VR and AF-P 70-300).

    To my dismay I was so saddened to see this Pinkish/Magenta horizontal band (Amp Glow?) along the bottom quarter of many of my Photos (on the right if shot as Portrait).

    I will attach some examples, been trying to research online for the past 24 hours, but the Internet Search algorithms seem to have changed recently (can longer find meaningful, appropriate relevancy to the query?)

    These Photo artifacts are sometimes evident in plain (unprocessed) sight, but I have emphasized the issue by exporting them with NX-D Software.

    Please help. What is causing this? Is something seriously wrong with the Sensor? I am almost at 14 days so will need to ask to return the Camera asap if necessary!

    I have tried multiple variations of Photo settings and all come out likewise (Delayed Exposure, 12 bit instead of 14, Live View, ADL Off, etc)

    Thank you oh so very much for your assistance!


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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

  3. #3
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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    The attachments dont work for me,can you upload again.
    Mike

    Olympus EM1MK11,Olympus40-150 f2.8 and 1.4 TC, Olympus 60mm macro

    Olympus EM10 MK11,14-42

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes










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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    The attachments don't work for me either.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, D70, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Nikon 18-70mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    The attachments dont work for me,can you upload again.
    MikeW and Bikerbrent, thank you for the welcome. I am sorry they didn't upload previous, but I was able to rectify the post to show them now.

    Please help me!

  7. #7
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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Try some flash or outdoor pictures. I've seen florescent and led lighting do some very weird things. Try a bare white wall shot. If you rule out weird lighting and still have a band, I'd say you have a camera problem.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Unless its some kind of light leakage through the viewfinder i cant help.you would check by covering the viewfinder with something.

    This is an old thread about it but i dont think it had a conclusion.

    https://nikonites.com/d810/29190-mag...#axzz54qjdCau1
    Mike

    Olympus EM1MK11,Olympus40-150 f2.8 and 1.4 TC, Olympus 60mm macro

    Olympus EM10 MK11,14-42

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes










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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?
    That seems to be the exact same problem I am having. Strange how this isn't widely discussed, I really don't know what to do here as it seems to work OK in good light. But the low light Photos is what I decided on this particular model for this purpose. Sure the Purple isn't necessarily visible until I post process and raise the Shadows, but why is the top 3/4's beautifully rendered whereas the bottom quarter is destroyed.

    Nevertheless Here is a 2 second image without Lens attached, at f22, ISO 100
    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-d550000013__-2sec-iso100_no-lens.jpg


    ALSO took a few others, with Lens Cap on, different ISO's etc. It only seems evident at higher ISO's and originally it looks black so I added like +.5 Exposure and Highlights 50% in NX-D

    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-d550000012_f22-2sec-iso100.jpg
    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-d550000014_f22-2sec-iso100.jpg

    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-_dsc0022_f3.5-10secs-iso640-lenscap-light.jpg
    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-_dsc0023_f3.5-10secs-iso6400-lenscap-light.jpg
    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-_dsc0024_f3.5-10secs-iso6400-lenscap-nolight.jpg
    Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?-_dsc0025_f3.5-10secs-iso640-lenscap-nolight.jpg

    Looking at these it doesn't look bad apart from a Hot Pixel or two on the ISO 6400 Shots.

    Basically my problem mirrors (excuse the pun) the link that was posted regarding someone else with the same situation.
    IF I choose to send the Camera back is there a guarantee they will replace it with a like-for-like brand new D5500 with 0 Shutter Count? Or should I just deal with it and cut my losses?

    Thank you again, it's been a long weekend and I have a headache now. Must restů

  10. #10
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    Re: Hi all, please help, new D5500 Sensor defect?

    Seems to me somebody else posted some majenta weirdness before. Can't remember who or if it was resolved.
    If it were me, I would return it and just get another one so you aren't stuck if it can't be resolved.

    I know somebody will ask this. Were you in raw?
    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 01-22-2018 at 04:19 AM.
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