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    I snapped these off Labrador Park. Got 2 questions:

    1. How do I deal with the haze to get a sharper image? I've tried CPL filters, but doesn't seem to help.



    I did some contrast adjustment and now there's a big halo around the sun. Is this normal?



    Settings used: f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO200

    Thanks in advance!

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    abstract from the following URL:

    http://photos.msn.com/Editorial/Arti...=NEWS_AND_GEAR

    "...long focal lengths compress atmospheric haze: the dust, pollutants, and moisture particles in the air. The longer the lens, the less sharp and contrasty your images will be."

    hope it helps.

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    Try a smaller f-stop....
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Try a smaller f-stop....
    hahaha....that's the #1 wish isn't it.

    Someday when strike 4D, and when there's a 70-200 f1.8 or better yet f1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    haze filter..
    Is the haze filter the same as a UV filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karwing
    abstract from the following URL:

    http://photos.msn.com/Editorial/Arti...=NEWS_AND_GEAR

    "...long focal lengths compress atmospheric haze: the dust, pollutants, and moisture particles in the air. The longer the lens, the less sharp and contrasty your images will be."

    hope it helps.
    wow, this is new to me (about longer FLs compressing atmospheric haze). Interesting article. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxknocks
    Is the haze filter the same as a UV filter?
    haze should be skylight filter. it looks very slightly pinkish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo
    haze should be skylight filter. it looks very slightly pinkish.
    skylight filter slightly pinkish? I have one but doesn't look pinkish leh

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxknocks
    hahaha....that's the #1 wish isn't it.

    Someday when strike 4D, and when there's a 70-200 f1.8 or better yet f1.4
    Oooppsss.... Said wrongly... I meant use a smaller aperture to get that star burst effect...

    You could take that shot and use levels layer and shift the grey slider around to get rid of the haze? Dunno if that might work...
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Oooppsss.... Said wrongly... I meant use a smaller aperture to get that star burst effect...

    You could take that shot and use levels layer and shift the grey slider around to get rid of the haze? Dunno if that might work...
    tried...the effect is roughly the same as adjusting curves or contrast.

    anyway, difficult to rescue a lousy shot . Next time try again for another sunset...hopefully got less haze and I'll use a smaller aperture and longer exposure. THANKS!

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    HEY MAN! This is Singapore's Natural Halo Filter ok... Appreciate it... Its made in Singapore... No angmohs can do this in their own hometown... Uniquely Singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrylonithrill
    HEY MAN! This is Singapore's Natural Halo Filter ok... Appreciate it... Its made in Singapore... No angmohs can do this in their own hometown... Uniquely Singapore

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    i do have a filter that says haze and one that says skylight haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    i do have a filter that says haze and one that says skylight haha..
    ah...i shall go hunt for 1 then

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