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Fluorescent Issues?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sdesocio, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. sdesocio

    sdesocio New to Mu-43

    Dec 10, 2011
    I just got my EPL2 and I noticed under fluorescent light there is an orange band that moves through the image almost like it you would see on a tv? It means that when I shoot on burst some of the images have an orange band that moves through the image top to bottom. Has anyone else ever noticed?
  2. mix123

    mix123 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    I noticed this on the LCD when I was taking some photos in my garage on my epm1. However the orange band didnt show up in the photos. Didnt try burst though.
  3. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Watch your shutter speeds. Flourescent lighting is not steady -- it flickers. If your shutter speeds are real high, you can actually catch the light in mid-flick for some interesting banding and color effects. Keep your shutter speed a little lower, and the light will even out.
  4. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    It flickers at 50 or 60 hertz, depending on the electrical standards where you are... I never really noticed until about 20 years ago when I moved from the US to Switzerland. For the first few weeks, the change to 50 hz was really noticeable.... And obviously, if you have a shutter speed shorter than 1/50 or 1/60 of a second, you take your chances. Maybe aiming for 1/30 or slower would help

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  5. sdesocio

    sdesocio New to Mu-43

    Dec 10, 2011
    Thanks. Yeah I thought that was the problem, but then again I was worried that I might have some defect and so I thought, I might as well just ask.
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