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Hot Pixel Despair

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After last night’s long exposure storm photos (post to come), the hot pixels on my 5D Mark II’s sensor were ridiculous. Now, I admit that I hadn’t turned on the long exposure noise reduction (honestly, I only learned about that today), but check out these example photos (click for full size and hot pixel detail):

5D Mark II
ISO 50
f/22
201 seconds
No noise reduction.

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5D Mark II
ISO 50
f/22
117 seconds
Long exposure noise reduction on.

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5D Mark II
ISO 6400
f/22
30 seconds
No noise reduction.

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5D Mark II
ISO 6400
f/22
30 seconds
Long exposure noise reduction on.

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Compare this to my newer 7D’s test:

7D
ISO 100
f/22
30 seconds
No noise reduction.

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7D
ISO 100
f/22
30 seconds
Long exposure noise reduction on.

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7D
ISO 6400
f/22
30 seconds
No noise reduction.

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7D
ISO 6400
f/22
30 seconds
Long exposure noise reduction on.

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So what do you think, friends? My 5D Mark II has been heavily abused since December 2008, and I don’t think it’s ever gone in for a check-up. The earliest I can afford the time away from it is mid-January, so do you think I should bother sending it in? Or just live with it, since this is only effecting my long exposures?


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