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    Default Re: Something wrong with the photos.

    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    ok. this is the part where i fear the most. because taking off the filter, the higher chance of scratches i will have for my lens..

    just shoot only LOL
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    This is 100% lens flare. The 1st one is caused by the light at the bottom centre and the 2nd one at the bottom left. Maybe you got lucky with the 3rd one, but the flare could have been visible near the top of the tallest building.

    1) Remove UV when shooting at night. Light sources come from all directions at night so it's best if you do.
    2) Use your lens hood. It helps reduce the chance of getting flares.
    3) Reposition. Avoid strong light sources, or avoid hitting them dead on.
    4) If all fails, clone the flare off.

    What lens did you use for these photos? I'm doing a simple study on lens flares. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Don't worry so much. Lens elements are tough, and also have strong coatings.
    and honestly, what good is buying stuff if you are so afraid of damage that you won't use it properly? Might as well just sell everything and live in a bubble.
    Your gear is meant to be used. Use it. Don't be so afraid.
    Seems all these sales guys do a bloody job with brain washing and FUD, just to sell these cheap crap filters for astronomical prices..
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    Default Re: Something wrong with the photos.

    Were you shooting through a window?

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    Default Re: Something wrong with the photos.

    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpimp View Post
    This is 100% lens flare. The 1st one is caused by the light at the bottom centre and the 2nd one at the bottom left. Maybe you got lucky with the 3rd one, but the flare could have been visible near the top of the tallest building.

    1) Remove UV when shooting at night. Light sources come from all directions at night so it's best if you do.
    2) Use your lens hood. It helps reduce the chance of getting flares.
    3) Reposition. Avoid strong light sources, or avoid hitting them dead on.
    4) If all fails, clone the flare off.

    What lens did you use for these photos? I'm doing a simple study on lens flares. Thanks.
    I had my lens hood equip. i'm using 24-70 with UV filter on.


    Quote Originally Posted by albertsy2 View Post
    Were you shooting through a window?
    nope.

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    Anyway, the flare is not really that prominent, can easily PP off the flare with no problem at all... Anyway, remove that filter you have, they did nothing good actually.
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    ok. this is the part where i fear the most. because taking off the filter, the higher chance of scratches i will have for my lens..
    Dont bring your gear out lor, put inside dry cabinet, sure no scratches or user mark de haha

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    Default Re: Something wrong with the photos.

    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88 View Post
    I had my lens hood equip. i'm using 24-70 with UV filter on.
    Take it off, throw it away (likely it's a cheap one anyway, so no loss).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky88

    ok. this is the part where i fear the most. because taking off the filter, the higher chance of scratches i will have for my lens..
    Your choice - you can have the perfect front element, but a flawed photo.
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    Default Re: Something wrong with the photos.

    all the lenses come without the filters, if it is must, the lens manufacture will give one to you when you buy the lens, like the lens cap.

    when it necessary to use without it, just remove the filter.
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    OMG ALIEN INVASION!!!!!!

    Apart from that, just remove the filters like others have said. It's quite tough to knock the glass, and if dust comes just blow it off with an air blower. My 55-200 once fell onto brick ground from waist-level, landing on the plastic filter and nothing got damaged or scratched. If the UV filter took the hit I bet it would've cracked. If your gear holds value to you you'll be very careful with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by seezhijie View Post
    OMG ALIEN INVASION!!!!!!

    Apart from that, just remove the filters like others have said. It's quite tough to knock the glass, and if dust comes just blow it off with an air blower. My 55-200 once fell onto brick ground from waist-level, landing on the plastic filter and nothing got damaged or scratched. If the UV filter took the hit I bet it would've cracked. If your gear holds value to you you'll be very careful with it
    is your post designed to confuse the TS? because at the same time, you're telling the TS to leave the filter on, and take it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309

    is your post designed to confuse the TS? because at the same time, you're telling the TS to leave the filter on, and take it off.
    Plastic hood sorry XD typo

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