> With exposures where you have a black background and very bright
> points of light you can get bounce back off film plate in the
> back of the camera that look like halos. Can remember what this
> effect is called.
To the original poster: Do you smoke?
Looks like you might have a residue of some type on the lens (like from
smoke).Or maybe the scanner's assembler left their signature on your unit in
the form of a thumb print on the lens.