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    Default Lens flare?

    Hi, I took this shot awhile ago, at around evening time.
    The top right hand corner seems to have a bit of flare. I did not use any filter, it's just the lens itself. If it normal or is there something wrong with my lens?

    It was taken with a 18-135 IS kit lens in shutter priority mode.
    ISO 800
    f/22
    shutter speed 13s
    18mm focal length


    Thank you!



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    Default Re: Lens flare?

    nothing's wrong, it's common. No lens is completely flare resistant.
    Oh btw, something's wrong with your tripod as well? Or did you shoot this handheld?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexLim View Post
    nothing's wrong, it's common. No lens is completely flare resistant.
    Oh btw, something's wrong with your tripod as well? Or did you shoot this handheld?
    I shot this handheld. haha. Didn't have a tripod with me..
    Oh okay, then will it get worse if I use a multicoated UV filter?
    Last edited by Benjamin168; 13th April 2010 at 09:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin168 View Post
    I shot this handheld. haha. Didn't have a tripod with me..
    Oh okay, then will it get worse if I use a multicoated UV filter?
    u must have used a cheapo UV filter (let me guess, the $10 tokina UV filter).

    try take out the filter and shoot again.

    a multi coated UV filter will definitely be better then your existing filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    u must have used a cheapo UV filter (let me guess, the $10 tokina UV filter).

    try take out the filter and shoot again.

    a multi coated UV filter will definitely be better then your existing filter.
    nono, I didnt use a UV filter for this shot. It was shot with the bare lens. I was wondering if the flare would change if I were to use a multicoated filter?

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    Why shoot at f22 then? You could have gone for f/8 and at least not had such a long shutter speed.
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    13s handheld. I admire your bravery and perseverance. Use a tripod the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin168 View Post
    It was taken with a 18-135 IS kit lens in shutter priority mode.
    ISO 800
    f/22
    shutter speed 13s
    18mm focal length
    Just curious why did you choose 13sec? Your settings are baffling..

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    Get your basic photography skill right first before questioning ur equipments.
    It will save u a lots of money..

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    Questionable choice of settings aside, no, a multicoated filter isn't going to reduce the flare. Your bare lens is as good as it gets. Adding elements tends to increase flare - a good MC filter is better than a cheapo filter, but not better than a bare lens.
    You shd be able to see the flaring in the viewfinder, so change angles a little and see if things get better. Or get a better lens.
    But, as so many have already pointed out, the flare isn't the main problem with the photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Why shoot at f22 then? You could have gone for f/8 and at least not had such a long shutter speed.
    Quote Originally Posted by yc2005 View Post
    Just curious why did you choose 13sec? Your settings are baffling..
    I shot in Tv mode as I'm not too familiar with shooting in Manual mode. So the aperture was pretty much decided by the camera. I guess one factor could be the sky. Sun has not totally set yet..


    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    13s handheld. I admire your bravery and perseverance. Use a tripod the next time.
    Thanks. I would've used 1 if I had it at that time..
    It was just a random shot while waiting for the green man. & not exactly handheld either, I used the traffic light as support. haha.


    Quote Originally Posted by horizon_grazer View Post
    Get your basic photography skill right first before questioning ur equipments.
    It will save u a lots of money..
    haha! Im still a newbie in photography, Im just trying out with the different capabilities of the camera


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin Francis View Post
    Questionable choice of settings aside, no, a multicoated filter isn't going to reduce the flare. Your bare lens is as good as it gets. Adding elements tends to increase flare - a good MC filter is better than a cheapo filter, but not better than a bare lens.
    You shd be able to see the flaring in the viewfinder, so change angles a little and see if things get better. Or get a better lens.
    But, as so many have already pointed out, the flare isn't the main problem with the photo
    haha, all right. Point noted. Thanks for the comments! (:
    I'm only starting out, so there are many things Im ignorant about. Sorry if it sort of irritated you. haha..

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