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Olympus 17mm 1.8: Really bad flares

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Ddeveryday, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Ddeveryday

    Ddeveryday Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2013
    Hi guys, I recently acquired a 17mm 1.8. My copy seems to have really bad flares. I'm wondering if I got a bad copy or not.

    We spent a night playing with the sparky fireworks and all the pictures have flares like the picture below:

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  2. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    I don't think that's bad for something as bright as that at night.
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  3. Jermonic

    Jermonic Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2012
    Are you using a filter on it? Some filters are very prone to flares.
  4. Ddeveryday

    Ddeveryday Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2013
    No filter at all. I get those two ball flare when I point the camera to any light source.

    The flare is really noticeable and pretty bad compared to my other lens: 20mm 1.7, 45mm 1.8 and 12-40mm.
  5. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    It's about what I'd expect from almost any lens with a completely blown out highlight right in the center of the frame.
  6. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    You do realize firecrackers are designed to be as bright as humanly possible, so it's not exactly a normal situation :p 
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