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    Hi CSer,

    Recently i had bought a Kenko UV Filters.
    Yesterday tried out in the night i can see that most of my pics that i have taken gives me lens flare. It's better without using a filter in the night? or isit because mine is not a Multi-Coated type of filters?

    Please advice.
    Nikon D90 | 18-105mm VR | 35mm f1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by xepanicol View Post
    Hi CSer,

    Recently i had bought a Kenko UV Filters.
    Yesterday tried out in the night i can see that most of my pics that i have taken gives me lens flare. It's better without using a filter in the night? or isit because mine is not a Multi-Coated type of filters?

    Please advice.
    1) not a Multi-Coated
    2) Can try to change your angle to reduce flare .. yes sometime/most of the time .. you can't
    3) Could also be the lens at fault

    Hope this helps
    Cheers !

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    So i should get a MCUV?
    Even i'm not pointing striaght at the light i still gets it(flare).
    Nikon D90 | 18-105mm VR | 35mm f1.8

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    Filters will inevitably increase the chances of flaring, despite the best we have. A simple solution will be to remove the filter and take the picture again at the same spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by xepanicol View Post
    So i should get a MCUV?
    Even i'm not pointing striaght at the light i still gets it(flare).
    You want to get one to see if it solves the problem for you
    Cheers !

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    at night, no filters. simple as that ...
    I probably collect lenses more than I take pictures
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    thanks all for the advice
    Nikon D90 | 18-105mm VR | 35mm f1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by xepanicol View Post
    Hi CSer,

    Recently i had bought a Kenko UV Filters.
    Yesterday tried out in the night i can see that most of my pics that i have taken gives me lens flare. It's better without using a filter in the night? or isit because mine is not a Multi-Coated type of filters?

    Please advice.
    way to reduce flare at night:

    1) remove all filters, even most expensive one will cause more plausible flaring. multicoated or not. the glass was not designed to be used with more glass/plastic in front of it.

    2) use a lens hood.

    3) avoid direct sources of light.

    if #3 cannot be avoided for your composition, then not much choice, stop down and see if you can clone it away later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xepanicol View Post
    Hi CSer,

    Recently i had bought a Kenko UV Filters.
    Yesterday tried out in the night i can see that most of my pics that i have taken gives me lens flare. It's better without using a filter in the night? or isit because mine is not a Multi-Coated type of filters?

    Please advice.
    UV lens when used at night invites glares and ghost.

    i will advise go "naked" for night photography
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    They guys have the point about going nake (which in such case that if you still have flare problem then it can only be one thing left .. which is the lens you are using but no one has asked .. anyway I dun face those problems and I am lazy to put on and remove the filter every so often but that me

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