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Strange "artifact" on E-PL1 *EDIT: Mystery solved!*

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by 996gt2, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. 996gt2

    996gt2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Oct 27, 2010
    I was shooting a nighttime event for my school's paper today and noticed a very interesting thing in one of the photos.

    Link: http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8510/lightingofthequads.jpg

    Look at the lower right at the red spot. It looks like a person's face, no?

    Does anyone have a clue what that is and what caused it?

    Here's the EXIF:
    Camera Maker: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
    Camera Model: E-PL1
    Lens: OLYMPUS M.17mm F2.8
    Image Date: 2010-12-01
    Focal Length: 17mm (35mm equivalent: 34mm)
    Focus Distance: 2.76m
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Exposure Time: 0.333 s (1/3)
    ISO equiv: 3200
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: No
    Color Space: sRGB
    Caption: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
     
  2. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    574
    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    Yeah, it's pretty obvious. It *is* a person's face, and it was exposed by the AF-assist light on that little camera the guy is holding, just to the right of the "artifact".
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very strange. Some sort of ghost :eek: ?
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Ah, a much better explanation than my ghost :biggrin:. Why is it such a tiny face?
     
  5. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    574
    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    Because he/she was moving, so it's distorted, and the AF-assist beam is pretty narrow.
     
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  6. 996gt2

    996gt2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Oct 27, 2010

    Ah, thanks! Mystery solved.
     
  7. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    574
    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    No problem. I just wanted to prevent yet another "Unsolved Mysteries" TV special... :biggrin: