Friday, November 03, 2006
The Canon 350D is undergoing sensor replacement surgery due to this annoying horizontal banding problems right smack at the center. If post processed with photoshop's unsharp mask this problem is accentuated and can be visibly seen as white lines running across the entire frame. This only happens at apertures 3 and below and iso 400 and above, so you would need a lens like the nifty fifty (Canon 50mm 1.8) to check if your sensor also exhibits the same problem.
Fortunately, the unit has local warranty. And with the kind help of tekgik at pipho was able to escalate the problem to a very helpful Canon exec. Else it might take till december for the unit's sensor to be replaced instead of a promised mid november timeframe.
- missing the sound of a clicking shutter...