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    Default what are those specks?

    hey guys.. just wonderin.. are the specks around the lamp-post due to a dirty lens? or something else?






    they aren't as apparent when i zoomed in..

    Last edited by summrj; 15th April 2010 at 03:56 AM.

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    Default Re: what are those specks?

    wipe your lens.. the whole surface, not just the center. use a lenspen for better result.
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    Default Re: what are those specks?

    Did you use a UV filter on your lens ??

    Doesn't look like dust to me.... more like reflection from the corner of the lens or UV filter.

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    Default Re: what are those specks?

    lens flare man.. when taking long exposure (esp bulb) taking light trails.. try to remove ur UV filter..
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    Default Re: what are those specks?

    this is called lens flare.

    it cannot be avoided sometimes, but removing your uv filter and cleaning your lens will help.

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    Wow.... look like 6 star filter mounted. All light sources gave the very nice "star burst" effect...., beside the irritating lens flare thingy
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmeow View Post
    Wow.... look like 6 star filter mounted. All light sources gave the very nice "star burst" effect...., beside the irritating lens flare thingy
    Think its not star filter, many lens when stop down to F8 or above will have this star burst effect.
    TS can confirm ?

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    this is not star filter la, star filter damn obiang one. even nonconcentrated will have a bit of nonsensical retro ugly star filter gunk.

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    I know not star filter lah..... if using that filter the light will be more scattered. Star filters can give very good effect if used properly. :P
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    hey guys.. i've not even heard of a star filter.. haha.. was at f15 if i recall.. to get the long shutter..

    if i'm not wrong.. the number of "star tails" is just due to how many of those spherical element thingys are in ur lens..

    thanks for the feedback.. will try again without UV filter this time..

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    Default Re: what are those specks?

    I got those specks b4 as well, when using F22 and a dirty front element
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