Purple flare: Causes and remedies

Started Mar 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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John Sheehy
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Re: Purple flare: Causes and remedies

Anders W wrote:

So what's really going on here? In the second and third image posted below, the flare and/or its purpleness has been vastly reduced. So what did I do to achieve that?

No, I didn't change the light, the camera position, the framing, the lens, the focus or the aperture. The light remained unchanged and the camera was firmly fixed on a tripod. All images were shot with the E-M5 and the 45/1.8 at f/1.8 and 1/5 s. And no, I didn't do anything to reduce the flare or its purpleness in PP. What I did to reduce it was done at the time of shooting. So what did I do? Two different solutions were tried, one for image two and another for image three.

The first thing I would look into is whether the flare is really purple, or if it is infrared light, which comes out purple with most sensors.

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