Can anyone explain why I get these lines when taking photos in bad/weak lighting? Here are some photos.




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 possible explanation is that you used the electronic shutter; which can also cause interferences with certain light frequency.

You will find this issue well documented by the guys photographing performance on stage with led lighting; especially on performances with low lighting budget.

Hope this helps

  • This explains. I also have this issue and Led lighting all around the house. Next I have the idea that this effect is stronger when using the electronic shutter of the X-T1.
    – user48281
    Jan 24 '16 at 16:57
  • Yes true. Its very common. I get the same dark bars with my Fuji X-E2S when shot using ES in fluorescent light.
    – user56813
    Sep 19 '16 at 18:07
  • had the same problem with the Sony 7Rii indoors. I do have LED lights that are on a dimmer system.
    – user57204
    Oct 4 '16 at 15:35
  • With X-T1 I observed those stripes only with LED light an electroic shutter. With manual shutter they are gone.
    – alfonx
    Nov 13 '16 at 0:23
  • I got those same lines with an A7RII at a medium venue rock concert and I'm thinking it's the electronic shutter as well.
    – Linda Wolf
    Oct 6 '17 at 16:16

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