20mm Lens Flare

Tecpatl4

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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.

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Warren T.

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I have a UV filter on there just to protect the lens.

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.

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Brianetta

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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.
 

Brianetta

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

Aside from the additional UV filter, one presumes?
 

SimonL

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

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