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    Default Help needed! Is this lens flare?

    The blue colour thingy on the tree... Is that consider lens flare? Thanks.
    If it is, using a hood doesn't help man... I tried using a hood. Results is the same.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21060189@N06/2088610143/

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    Default Re: Help needed! Is this lens flare?

    yes, this is considered lens flare. But may I ask, did you put any filters on your lens. My experience with filters and bright lights are that in certain conditions, like shooting into an area with bright lights, there will be noticeable amount of lens flare.

    To be more accurate, the case you are facing IF you have mounted an additional filter is that the bright light from the lamp partially reflected off the lens of your camera, then into the filter, and part of that reflected light get reflected again into the lens.

    If you did NOT put on an additional filter, there is still possibility that the flare is due to the same light reflection thing occurring within the lens itself, especially the first 2 to 3 elements.

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    Default Re: Help needed! Is this lens flare?

    Quote Originally Posted by kkcharles82 View Post
    yes, this is considered lens flare. But may I ask, did you put any filters on your lens. My experience with filters and bright lights are that in certain conditions, like shooting into an area with bright lights, there will be noticeable amount of lens flare.

    To be more accurate, the case you are facing IF you have mounted an additional filter is that the bright light from the lamp partially reflected off the lens of your camera, then into the filter, and part of that reflected light get reflected again into the lens.

    If you did NOT put on an additional filter, there is still possibility that the flare is due to the same light reflection thing occurring within the lens itself, especially the first 2 to 3 elements.
    Thanks for the info. I actually removed the filter. However, results is still the same.
    The len flare photo is shoot with a telezoom lens, EF 70-200mm. I have posted a couple more pictures.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21060189@N06/2089458294/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21060189@N06/2089466946/

    I tried with a different lens. Both pic were shot at the same setting and angle.
    Here's the results.

    EF 70 - 200 mm L f4 USM.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21060189@N06/2088696051/

    EFS 17 - 85 mm IS USM.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21060189@N06/2088689359/

    Dun know why the telelens is creating flares and not the EFS.

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    Default Re: Help needed! Is this lens flare?

    Different lenses, even within the same range, will have different flare characteristics.

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    Default Re: Help needed! Is this lens flare?

    flare depends on many things..

    even the curvature of the lens front element surface, i suspect, will affect the flaring

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    Default Re: Help needed! Is this lens flare?

    you can try shooting with the lens pointing away from the light....

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