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Long exposures create red noisy glow.. but only with one of my lenses. Why?

I recently started having a problem with long exposure (30 sec +) photos having a pattern of red noise. The problem started in the middle of a camping trip - long exposure pictures looked fine one ...
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What is this weird noise pattern in my images?

So recently this weird noise pattern started to appear to my photos. I'm using Canon Eos 1100D beginner level camera. That noise appears mostly in photos that has much (natural) contrast in them, to ...
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Is it true that “only photographers care about noise”?

I have been doing a lot of research lately in planning an upgrade to my old D70. One thing that has really jumped out at me is that I've seen the same general phrase repeated on three different ...
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How to get rid of brighter dark areas of the object while taking photo or by editing it later?

I'm having a little hard time taking photos of my pencil drawings. I recently posted a question about noise & blurriness. Here the thing is, my art looks much better on paper but when I take ...
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Photos taken with Canon ef2 24mm lens on a Canon 200D are incredibly noisy

I Just purchased a canon 24mm lens that i am using on my Canon 200D. The first few test shots I took came out full of noise. I just assumed that this was a lighting issue (dimly lit room) but after ...
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What is causing these stripes in my images?

Please don't mind the edited faces. All over the image are visible white stripes horizontally. What could cause them? The image was taken without a flash on a Canon 5D Mark II. Could this be a sensor ...
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What causes this leather-grain pattern of noise in the sky when I inspect with a sharp mask?

Noticed these strange patterns in the sky while adjusting sharp masking with "alt" key in Lightroom. In normal mode picture seems alright (and exported variant looks normal too), but I can't be sure ...
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Which ISO should I use for the cleanest image? [duplicate]

Assume the case of a Canon 6D Mark II. Its lowest ISO is regulary 100. If expanded, I can set it to L, which is ISO 50. Until now, I was always under the impression the lower the ISO the cleaner the ...
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Does red noise even at low ISO values mean a hardware problem with my camera's sensor?

I have an Canon 200D (Rebel SL). I am concerned about the red noise in the darker parts of the picture, at low ISO values. Especially in the blue sky. Could this be a hardware problem with a sensor? ...
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How to reproduce camera noise reduction using open source software?

I have unsuccessfully tried to reproduce the camera's (Canon EOS 2000D) noise reduction algorithms using open source software when post-processing RAW (.CR2) files. Specifically, the camera's noise ...
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Why is same image exposed at 100 ISO noisier than 3200 ISO? [duplicate]

I used to believe that ISO adds noise as a drawback to increasing exposure, but after researching the topic I arrived at the conclusion that it is a misconception. By amplifying the existing signal ...
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dB ratings for sensor SNR, what do they specify exactly?

I find the use of dB values to specify sensor properties confusing.. A rating of 20dB SNR at a given ISO setting could mean, assuming a reasonably linear system: RMS noise voltage and thus luminance ...
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Will a full frame camera reduce noise vs. my Canon T7i for high school wrestling and football?

I’m looking to get my first Canon full frame. I mostly take photos of high school wrestling and night football. I would like to stay around $1000. Currently I have a T7i. Is there any advice as to ...
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Why does a non-linear relationship exist between noise level (of dark frame) and ISO setting

According to Does changing the ISO of a modern digital camera really change the gain of an electronic amplifier?, the ISO physically amplifies signal in analogic way, so it is more effective than ...
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How exactly do I use RawDigger to evaluate signal-to-noise?

I have a trial copy of RawDigger installed, and I understand that for my purposes I should shoot the same subject at different apertures to see if the SNR decreases at faster settings. But how ...
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Is there a way to use B&W conversion to reduce noise

My understanding of noise is that it's caused, effectively, because photos aren't evenly distributed accross time. So if you are shooting in low light, you get more noise because there aren't enought ...
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Red noise in lower edge and corners

I would like to ask for your opinion whether in your past experience you have seen similar kind of red noise in lower parts of your pictures in low-light settings? It shows up in lower edge and ...
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Where does this noise come from and how to get rid of it

I am using Darktable as my RAW processing software. In darker pictures that have been taken with an ISO of 800 or more, I frequently encounter great issues with luminance noise. The following two ...
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Signal to Noise Ratio over the years

I've been enjoying Marc Levoy's Lectures on Digital Photography and have reached this point. Marc has broadly said: Sensors have got better at reducing noise But pixels are gotten smaller so there ...
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How to get bright concert photos?

I've been starting to shoot some live music recently and have been doing an okay job and see an improvement with each time I shoot. However recently I was shooting and all of my photos have come out ...
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D800 suffering excessive noise at low ISOs

I have previously owned a D610 and I find the image quality of the D800 to be somewhat inferior. The following at 1:1 crops that are much more noisy than the d610. The following were shot at ISO 800 ...
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Do mirrorless cameras have more sensor noise because they are constantly exposed to light?

I have been wondering if the following is true and the implication for mirrorless cameras. DSLR camera sensors are only exposed to light when the picture is taken, so the sensor presumably produces ...
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What is wrong with this photo? [closed]

I just got a new camera (Panasonic ZS60) and I've been running into a few problems/questions while testing. Mostly it seems like leaves have a low-resolution, watercolor-like appearance in low-light ...
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Multiple copies of the same exposure, but randomizing the noise?

As a budding astrophotographer, I find my results are still largely hit or miss. Sometimes the standard procedure of stacking multiple exposures to randomize the noise and boost the signal works ...
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RAW (.dng) on my Phone (OnePlus 5) vs on Picasa 3 (Noisy)

I recently took a long exposure shot of the sky at night on my OnePlus 5. The RAW image when viewed on phone turned out to be great, pitch black sky and white-red-blue stars! Pretty excited, I decided ...
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How to avoid the grainy background in sunset picture?

I was taking this picture of the sunset. I used auto focus, but the trees are not really that focused. Also, the red background is grainy. Any tips if I get this opportunity again? I was using a ...
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Why do cameras include very high ISO settings even though they are so noisy?

Why do they make DSLRs' ISO settings go so high? I own three different Nikon cameras and every one of them, once you pass a pathetic 320 ISO, the noise in my photos is lousy and — all 3 cameras cost ...
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What do I need to change to prevent this denim looking grain/noise in my product photos?

I'm an amateur and I'm reading everything that I can to learn how to take decent product photos and get the best out of the equipment that I have... My question is specifically, what is likely causing ...
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Maximize noise?

Usually when I take photos I try to minimize the noise levels in the image. However, what if I want to maximize the noise or generate an image of pure static, like the snow on a TV screen? Is there a ...
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What should I look for in a phone camera to get results with less noise in HDR photos?

I have a Samsung J7 (2017) phone and am happily shooting HDR photos with it, with the Pro HDR Camera app. I'm happy with the results except for the noise level. I think my noise problems occur in low-...
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How should I interact with a loud amateur photog when I'm making a personal audio recording of an acoustic performance?

I was at a large prestigious high school music concert this past weekend where I wanted to record the audio on a hand-held audio recorder, as my daughter was performing with one of the groups. I was ...
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How do I know which combination of aperture and shutter speed yields enough light to have pictures with minimal noise?

This is a kind of continuation of this question. I'm shooting a poorly lit object. Camera has fastest ISO value of 3200. I set aperture to some specific value and don't alter it, the object is ...
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Why would using higher ISO and faster shutter speed yield more noise than using lower ISO and slower shutter speed?

I'm trying to see how this answer correlates with practice. That answer basically says I need to let enough light into the camera and then use the highest ISO value and I'll get the lowest noise then. ...
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Why are my low light photos noisy /blurry, but Alien is perfect?

I know that there are a few questions here already about low light photography and image noise. I want to know why Ridley Scott can shoot very low light scenes (including publicity stills), yet I can'...
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Cold camera, less noise? [duplicate]

In electronics, one of the most significant sources of noise is heat, usually in the form of infrared radiation. Everything gives off infrared radiation, and the hotter something is, the more ...
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How does an iPhone 7 take 4K and slow motion videos? [closed]

Even some good compact cameras at around $400 range cannot take a 4K and slow motion, so does an iPhone with small sensor that is generally prone to noise shooting 4K now? A small sensor should ...
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What online tools exist to compare image noise between different sensor sizes?

I am currently thinking about upgrading my Canon SX720 with 1/2.3-inch sensor to a compact camera such as Canon G9X Mark II with 1-inch sensor. Before doing that I want to look at some samples images ...
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Seeing a lot of noise when editing in RAW

I'm editing some RAW images using RawTherapee, and after editing I'm seeing a significant amount of noise that wasn't present in the original RAW image. I'm increasing the exposure, contrast, and ...
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Why RAW to JPG creates more noise in image in Adobe Photoshop? [duplicate]

When i click image at that time Raw format doesn't contain any noise, but when i opened into Adobe Photosho CC 2017 version and after modifying raw data and open to ps ans save as jpg gives colors ...
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At what exposure times do fixed pattern noise become apparent?

I have been studying into photographing the night sky. I have subsequently come to learn of the technique of dark frame subtraction to reduce fixed pattern noise. So I am curious as to what is the ...
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Photostacking - Why does this technique fail for my astrophotos?

Last week I went to Tahoe to do some astrophotography. I watched this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rydg7JGTAbw) about image stacking to reduce noise in my photos so I decided to give it a ...
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Is this image artifact to be expected and is there a name for it?

I noticed that when I underexpose a subject at relatively high ISO (e.g., 1000) and I adjust the exposure in Lightroom, a slight artifact will sometimes appear. I was wondering if this is normal or if ...
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What causes this weird grid pattern in my picture?

I have a Canon 10D DSLR. Sometimes I get weird patterns in my pictures. What causes this pattern, and how can I eliminate or prevent it?
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In-camera downsampling and ISO-equivalent noise

I have a Sony body with a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor. It will store images in the following resolutions: 6000x4000 (24MP) 4240x2832 (12MP) 3008x2000 (6MP) When comparing the 24MP and 6MP cases, it's ...
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Noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw

When I open a raw file shot in ISO 1600 in ACR there is very little noise in the photo. But after color adjustments when i save or export as a JPG file there is much more noise visible. How can I ...
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Why is my frame stacked image showing a grid?

The following is an auto-equalised image of 200,000 stacked frames from a small web camera. All the frames are of a very dark grey uniform background, and the histogram mode is about -1.5 stops below ...
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Long exposure shots showing huge bright spot. What happened to my sensor?

Recently I noticed the appearance of a quite big spot of increased brightness and strange colour in my longer exposure photos. I'm using a Samsung NX300m (I know, not a good camera for low light...). ...
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Strange pattern in picture

I took a picture this weekend with my Canon 450D, and I noticed an area with a strange pattern: What could possibly be causing this? Does it come from the sensor? Feels to me like it's the physical ...
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How to reduce color noise in Darktable?

Photo worth a thousand words is below. Summary: Darktable generates a lot of color noise which is really hard to remove in color photography. Why is that? How to fight it?
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Are these stars or noise?

Tonight I decided to take a couple of shots with my Nikon D3200 on a tripod for the first time. When I was looking at them on my computer, I noticed these dots. Are these stars or just noise? I highly ...