I pre-ordered my D7000 and have been very happy with it, Great Camera! Until Now. I mostly shoot landscape and have started doing some night photography with long exposure and high ISO with results being great. I have not done any shots in the bulb setting, so the longest exposure I have done is 30 seconds. Last night I decided to shoot the milkyway at 6400 and was presented with a large red band on the right side of the image. I have since shot a few shots with the cap on and can really see it:
It starts to appear at about 1600 ISO. I have had great results in the past with long exposure, high ISO, such as this shot at 6400 ISO, 30 sec exposure:
Also I updated the firmware a couple months ago to the 1.02
So, is my sensor fried, is it repairable, what caused this, is it under warranty, what should I do?
any suggestions/advice appreciated.