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Green vertical line on images using full frame, EOS R6

bgbasseri
Apprentice

I have owned an EOS mirrorless R6 camera for 3 years.  About two weeks ago, I noticed all my images displayed a green dashed line on all my images.  This green line runs vertically from top to bottom, about 1/5 of the way from left to right.  I have tried different settings (changing shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.). Still shows green line.

However, I switched to cropped frame and I don't see the green line anymore.  Is this a sensor issue?  I would like suggestions for a fix.

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jaewoosong
Rising Star

One thing lot of photographers are unaware of is laser/lidar damage to sensor (i.e. taking picture of concert with laser show or taking a picture of self driving car with lidar system).  This definitely looks like a damaged sensor.

You'll likely need to send the body into Canon for repair.  By using crop frame, the image area will zoom into the center of the sensor and avoid the green line.  As it's out of warranty, it won't be a cheap fix but cheaper than a new/used body.  So your options are:

  1. Send to canon repair, fix in the hundreds but cheaper than new body
  2. Live with green line and use crop mode only but free fix
  3. Shoot full frame but apply post processing fix on every image
  4. Sell on Ebay as is and recoup some cost and buy a new/used body.

-jaewoo

Rebel XT, 7D, 5Dm3, 5DmIV (current), EOS R, EOS R5 (current)

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Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

Yes, it could be a sensor issue.  Take a photo with the lens cap in place.

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Peter
Authority
Authority

Share some raw files, including the cropped frame.

bgbasseri
Apprentice

840KB Sample R6 full frame issue.jpg

I can barely notice it viewing a low resolution picture. A line like that may indicate that a whole row is dead and that the camera needs a repair. For already taken raw files you can create a bad pixel list for RawTherapee and perhaps the fork AnotherRawTherapee, see the workaround for the laser damaged R6 https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS-DSLR-Mirrorless-Cameras/Pink-line-on-all-R6-images/m-p/401100

Read my previous comment again about sharing raw files if you want a better answer.

bgbasseri
Apprentice

The green line appears more like 1/8th in from the left.  Image is the full frame.

jaewoosong
Rising Star

One thing lot of photographers are unaware of is laser/lidar damage to sensor (i.e. taking picture of concert with laser show or taking a picture of self driving car with lidar system).  This definitely looks like a damaged sensor.

You'll likely need to send the body into Canon for repair.  By using crop frame, the image area will zoom into the center of the sensor and avoid the green line.  As it's out of warranty, it won't be a cheap fix but cheaper than a new/used body.  So your options are:

  1. Send to canon repair, fix in the hundreds but cheaper than new body
  2. Live with green line and use crop mode only but free fix
  3. Shoot full frame but apply post processing fix on every image
  4. Sell on Ebay as is and recoup some cost and buy a new/used body.

-jaewoo

Rebel XT, 7D, 5Dm3, 5DmIV (current), EOS R, EOS R5 (current)

Take a photo with the lens cap in place.

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"The right mouse button is your friend."

I was afraid of that.  I have been able to save some of the damaged images, so I'll stick with the post processing solution for now.  Thanks for your response.  I will definitely consider all your suggestions.

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