M8 - Green line

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by BillN, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Proud of myself - I managed to replicate the M8 green line

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    and this is why

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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Good on you Bill...see what a throbbing foot and generous lashings of Codeine can do for you! :wink: Now onto the white orbs of the X10 :laugh1:
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    I had no idea there was such an issue with the M8. Looks like something the green lantern would do!
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    it happens in natural light as well - it is well known but only happens now and again - only the second time since I bought the camera - two years ago - I think

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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    you want to get a Sigma DP, Bill, then you can have green pictures all the time
     
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    ...or get yourself the original DP1. Then you can have this, and as a bonus for early adopters, a free set of meshed red orbs whenever you point the lens at light...
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    No no mark, you can have red orbs with a DP2s, I promise you ...
     
  8. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
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    You guys are a riot!
     
  9. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    I've never had this anomaly on a Leica. I think bright/stray light that hits the calibration portion of the CCD causes the problem? I read that somewhere.
     
  10. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I have a similar thing happenning on my Leica but only in some very low light high ISO shots and it's not a coloured line but more a straight dark line.
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    the black line, (sorry I mean't red line), - that's a different issue
     
  12. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
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    ah in that case I haven't seen the green line yet on my Leica.
     
  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    I do not think that the more wealthier members of the Leica Society, (i.e. those with M9s and Summilux), have these "optional" factory fitted extras

    and maybe your M8 was not fitted with these options
     
  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Maybe the wealthier members of the Leica society get beautiful bright golden sun-flare-like lines in their photos.

    The rest of us get cheap gangrene green, rashy red, and darker-than-the-depths-of-hell dark lines instead.
     
  15. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    but surely you have the "coffee cup" stain on your LCD - that's a "must have" - mine appeared after 6 months and up to that time I really felt left out
     
  16. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Whoever hand-assembled your M8 that day at Solms must've been feeling particularly generous with the gifts.

    That's mad Bill, did you manage to get rid of it? I recall reading something about this a while ago.