20mm Lens Flare

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Tecpatl4, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    At first I thought it was from the overhead halogen lights, but now that I look it seems to be from the iPhone or the TV.

    resturant.
     
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  2. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    are you using a filter?
     
  3. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
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    I have a UV filter on there just to protect the lens.
     
  4. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2010
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    It's probably a reflection from the filter. This lens seems particularly susceptible to this phenomenon.

    I had a UV filter on mine until I experienced too many cases of reflections when there are light sources in the frame. I ended up taking the filter off and shooting bare. I'll use the filter again if I ever shoot under extreme conditions with the lens (sand, dust, drizzle, etc.).

    The reflections are easy to see through the live-view, just point your lens with filter at a light source. When you see a reflection, take the filter off to compare. I'll bet the reflection goes away when you do that.

    --Warren
     
  5. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    That seems to have been the problem. Thanks
     
  6. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Brian Ronald
    If one puts the words "always," "UV" and "filter" into a Google search, one can see that, to many, many people, it's common good practise to permanently affix a UV filter to the lens for protection.

    I think i's a shame that this is propagated so widely, because it should be a judgement call, every time.

    I don't even own a UV filter, excepting the integral one in front of the sensor. I just cap up regularly.
     
  7. SimonL

    SimonL Mu-43 Regular

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  8. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Brian Ronald
    "Taken with a GF1 and 20mm with no filtration whatsoever."

    Aside from the additional UV filter, one presumes?
     
  9. SimonL

    SimonL Mu-43 Regular

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    oooops yeah, I meant a grad ND at the time of posting the pic :eek:)