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The image has some highlights where there is some blue mixed in, where there is otherwise only information in the red and green channels. It's those highlights that doesn't balance well when you desaturate the image. You can use the Channel Mixer in Monochrome mode to convert the image, that allows you to balance the channels to avoid the posterising. ...


Horizontal and Vertical Banding Noise (HVBN) is caused by sensor readout, downstream amplification, and ADC. There can be multiple sources of HVBN, some of them cause a relatively fixed pattern, others can cause random pattern. External signal interference is often a source of softer and more random banding. Exactly which causes banding in which sensors ...


As you are taking this on a phone - it has no shutter, instead it scans the CCD matrix (i think top to bottom) to build an image. What you are seeing is the variation in the brightness of the CFL as the camera scans the CCD. these lamps have a running frequency of around 50-60 Hz, as does the picture on your CRT tv (scan frequency).


It would be helpful to know exactly which tool you used to tweak the sky and to see how it looked before. The histogram of you sky looks like it has been posterized, ie. jumping values, and then blurred to fill up the gaps. the causes for this can be working in a 8bit image space, doing multiple operations that should have made decimal values but then ...


The banding is caused by limited information in the sky area. You can confirm this by using the dropper tool on each band - you will probably find only a limited set of RGB values. Edit: have had a look and the blue values are all 235, 236, 237. If there is limited information, blur will merely move the bands around. You have to add some random ...


The vertical refresh rate of the screen is around 60 Hz, but the horizontal refresh rate is much higher. Each line of the display is refreshed from left to right during the vertical refresh. With a vertical resolution of 1280 lines, it means that the horizontal refresh rate is about 76800 Hz. As the exposure time is about 5 times that, it makes sense that ...


These lines are very likely there because of the frequency at which your light flickers. This is most notably the case with fluorescent lighting or led lighting, especially when you dim the light. Led are dimmed by switching them on/off rapidly. The dimmer the light the longer the off periods which our cameras capture easily (and not only the X-T1) Another ...


What you are seeing is the refresh of yur monitor, probably 60Hz. You can prevent that by shooting at a longer shutter speed, which means reducing the ISO value and/or your aperture (=bigger aperture number). Just try a few different settings. A tripod will probably be helpful, to prevent camera shake at those slow speeds. Edit: i'm just seeing that you ...


AS the CFL has a flickering luminosity with frequency based on the input current (50/60 Hz or a multiple of this value) you may have some effect due to the interaction with the shutter. Try to set your camera in speed priority mode and push the speed up.

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