panafz10 : yes.. had phy adapter wit UV, hood... then try putting CP also.. but effect worse..
dominator : i use tripod.. 055pro with gitzo ball head.. that y most of my pic is tilted..
rhair78 :i reckon the 4 suns is due to the flare too.. cos its almost direct to the sun.. wat is off ?? there wasnt any haze that morning.. quite clear.. i was thinking i might be too far away and i almost zoom all the way to 48x.. but most are like under 12x .. yes , i use the remote shutter.. thanks to JD..
there was another lady there taking also.. wonder how her pic came out.. :think:
over exposed? I'd like to keep a little more color in the sun rather than making it plain white.
I haven't tried any sunrise here yet as I live in Jurong West and ... Tried some sunsets at Tunas though, handheld at 480mm eqv. and the shutter speed is still more than adequate. Lock the focus at infinity and spot meter the sun, or meter the surrounding clouds and apply -EV compensation. I've put mine sunset shots in my gallery, you may like to check out. They are not good in fact but can give you an idea what I'm talking about regarding metering.
The flare is likely due to the UV you're using since internal lens elements can't give you ghost images of the same size as the original image.
I might be wrong. If you look at the 1st and the 3rd picture posted, both have duplicates of the sun. Modern lens of high quality have coatings on the lens' elements to prevent flare, or internal reflection to my understanding. Of course not all lens can reduce flare to a minimum.
In the 1st picture where there is 4 suns, I believe the camera is tilted up and to the right. With the tilt up, it caused a flare of the sun and created the lower left extra sun. With the shift to the right, there duplicate the 2 suns on the left into another 2 on the right.
What I think is the UV filter that cause the problem. Personally think that the Leica designed lens will not be as bad as a Hoya filter (single coating). Try taking a picture with flare and UV filter, then at the same position take out the UV filter see if the problem continues. Even my B+W non coated red filter flare badly if shooting against/near against the sun.
Nevertheless, the 3rd picture posted I feel can be better if you can crop tighter (Personally I like tight shots) and show the maginificant glowing sun.