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    Default Confused at Flyer

    Hi Pros,

    can any one tell me whats going on with my following pictures, i tried different exposures and different modes at singapore flyer last week, but in all my pics i see some green light beam on top of the flyer which is not visible to naked eye.

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    Default Re: Confused at Flyer

    Hi , that look like lens flare. Maybe due to the strong/direct lighting in the foreground.

    You can try to remove your UV filter and reshoot , it might helps .

    If it is the UV filter then you may consider to remove UV filter when shoot at night or change to one that have less/min flare .

    Thanks.

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    It's flare from the bright light at lower right area, diagonally opposite. Just take a ruler and extend the flare downwards, you'll hit the spot that causes the flare.
    Solution: remove your UV filter. That's the usual suspect in many cases and it's not needed anyway.
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    It is flare like what others had mentioned. Taking UV filter off is one way... however please note that some of the lenses are more prone to flare. If you find that in your photo, try to reposition yourself and take another shot to see if the flare is still there.

    Another way is to PP away the flare.
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    when light passes through lens element, and there's a bright direct source, your lens easily produces flare. some lens are more prone to it than others, and some can capture even the sun's brightness without much flare. but yes, before blaming the lens, blame the filter. the filter adds another element before your lens, causing extra diffraction to the light. this may be registered as a green light by your lens and thus recorded as such. as they say, remove the filter. i find that by framing the shot differently, you will be able to avoid the flare sometimes. if possible, you can also avoid the light completely, which will also give you different settings which you can run on.
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    Hi kishleo, I also encountered the same on this picture. There's no filter attached on my lens.


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    Default Re: Confused at Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by LFC25 View Post
    Hi kishleo, I also encountered the same on this picture. There's no filter attached on my lens.
    Really not much you could do with flare. Some lenses are more prone to them, others are not. The only way is to re-position yourself, your cam and your shooting angle... or just try to PP away these flare if possible.
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    Default Re: Confused at Flyer

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the info on the lens flare, actually i was not using any filter on my lens, and my lens is Sigma 10-20. initially i thought something wrong with my camera as this is my first outdoor shoot with my new camera, but later when i shoot MBS on the other side, it looked fine and felt better. on that day actually i was experimenting with long exposures, may be that caused lot of flare.
    Thanks for all the info guys, i will close this thread and will be careful with bright lights

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