Ghost white spots using D-380
I have recently purchased an Olypus D-380. I am getting excellent results with outdoor shots but when I use the flash for indoor shots I get lots of circular ghost type white spots all over the pictures. has anyone got any ideas?..

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Olympus D-380 white spots. Can anyone help? I am getting lots of round white spots appearing on my images when taking pictures indoors with the flash...

Comment #1

Most likely these are reflections off dust particles. The occult minded would tell you it's a collection of ephemeral entities of some sort. It typically occurs when there is dust close to a flash unit. The dust reflects lots of light and because it is close, it's out of focus and brighter than one might expect for it's size/distance...

Comment #2

I am alos getting the "ghost-like" white spots on my indoor, flash pictures using my Olympus D-380. I sent an EMAIL to Olympus and they indicated that this is a common problem since the flash is so close to the lense. This does not make sense. They also mentioned the dust thing. I use a lense cloth to clean off the lense before taking the picture but it does not help. Does anyone have an update on this?..

Comment #3

It's not so much a dirty lens or filter, but that can give artifacts, but more often dust particles, smoke, raindrops, etc., out where they can reflect the flash. If the spots are occurring when you aren't using flash, consider camera/lens dirt, if the blobs are happening when using flash, it's likely atmospheric dust...

Comment #4

To all owners of the Olympus D-380: I sent an EMAIL to Olympus regarding this problem. Below is their response: Dear David, Thank you for contacting Olympus Digital Technical Support. Under certain conditions, the Olympus digital cameras may produce random white.

Spots in pictures when using the flash. This situation is usually more.

Noticeable on compact point and shoot camera designs where the internal flash is.

Physically required to be close to the picture taking lens. This is caused by.

Light from the flash bouncing off of an object in the setting the picture is.

Being taken, and reflecting back into the lens. The light bouncing around.

Inside the lens, also referred to as "lens flare", may cause these random white.

Spots to occur in some pictures. The spots are random so the location,.

Quantity, and intensity of the spots may vary from picture to picture, and may.

Not occur in all flash pictures. This phenomenon would most likely occur in a.

Dusty environment. This is not considered a camera defect. If you need further assistance regarding this issue, please call our Digital.

Technical Support at 1 888 553-4448. This is your Email Response Tracking Number : 240911. Please use this number if.

You need to refer to this email for further assistance. You can also browse our.

Website by visiting Regards,.

Tom Digital Technical Support.

Olympus America, Inc. Does this make sense to everyone because it sure doesn't to me. Also, I have talked to several other compact digital camera owners and they indicated no such problem with their cameras. I would suggest contacting Olympus. Please feel free to cut and paste the Olympus response to me into your EMAIL. David..

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