Lens flare?


Sep 4, 2008
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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!


 

LexLim

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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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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?
 

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sinned79

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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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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?
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

daredevil123

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13s handheld. I admire your bravery and perseverance. Use a tripod the next time.
 

yc2005

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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.. ;p
 

Edwin Francis

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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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Why shoot at f22 then? You could have gone for f/8 and at least not had such a long shutter speed.
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..


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.


Get your basic photography skill right first before questioning ur equipments.
It will save u a lots of money.. ;p
haha! Im still a newbie in photography, Im just trying out with the different capabilities of the camera :p


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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