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Dec 22, 2007 19:59 |  #1

I shot this with a 24-105 with the sun at a 30-45 degree angle. Does the spot in the lower right-hand corner look like the normal flare from the aperature blades? This lens is new and should not have any of the flare problems associated with earlier lenses. Oddly, I shot a bunch of photos with similar lighting, but without the flare. Anyone care to give me their ideas?


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Dec 22, 2007 20:01 |  #2

Looks like good ole flare to me. This shot probably just had the right combination of variables to create it.


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Dec 22, 2007 20:02 |  #3

Yep... definitely lens flare from the way that the light is hitting it just right... well, just right to cause the flare anyway. :)


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Dec 22, 2007 20:11 |  #4

+2 on that.
is that a Southern waffleside I see in the backgrund? ^_^


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Dec 22, 2007 20:39 as a reply to  @ Matthew Hicks Photography's post |  #5

OK, thanks for the replies, guys. One more reason to avoid this kind of lighting, along witth the lousy contrast and color washout. Trainboy: That car was in a cut of mostly lumber products.


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Dec 22, 2007 20:44 |  #6

Were you using a lens hood?


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Dec 22, 2007 20:49 |  #7

SolidxSnake wrote in post #4554552 (external link)
Were you using a lens hood?

Excellent question. Also, were you using a poorly-coated lens filter? They can contribute to flare as well in the right lighting situation.


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Dec 22, 2007 20:56 |  #8

I think it's a ghost....


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Dec 22, 2007 21:25 as a reply to  @ Ray Marrero's post |  #9

A ghost? Ooh, scary. Yep, using the lens hood supplied with the lens and a B+W multi-coated UV filter for protection.


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Dec 22, 2007 22:07 |  #10

Ray Marrero wrote in post #4554595 (external link)
I think it's a ghost....



LMFAO

Oh boy...


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Dec 22, 2007 22:28 |  #11

No, THIS is a ghost! :lol:


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Dec 23, 2007 08:45 as a reply to  @ Matthew Hicks Photography's post |  #12

Is this a small crop from a larger image? Iris flare normally occurs along a line from the direction of the light source through the centre of the image, which does not appear to be the case here. Either this is a small crop, or you had a small speck of dirt (or whatever) on the filter that has been illuminated by the sun.


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Dec 23, 2007 08:55 |  #13

tsamarin wrote in post #4554713 (external link)
A ghost? Ooh, scary. Yep, using the lens hood supplied with the lens and a B+W multi-coated UV filter for protection.

It would be really good for the forum if you could replicate the setting (at least the angle of the sun into the lens) and try it with and without the filter. Keep the camera on a tripod and work quickly so that there's no change other than removing the filter.

I've seen some pretty nasty flare in some images from the 24-105L in the past, and I believe they were from lenses made after the initial recall.


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Dec 23, 2007 11:52 |  #14

Trainboy wrote in post #4555022 (external link)
No, THIS is a ghost! :lol:

Well, a Ghost Train :-)


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Dec 23, 2007 14:54 as a reply to  @ kevin_c's post |  #15

Thanks for replies, everyone. I'm posting three images, no crop, no PP except for a web save, that show the flare moving from the lower right to the lower left of the frame. Skip, I'm back home now and there isn't much sun at the moment. I'll try to duplicate the lighting when I get the chance.


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