E-M5 flare problems with Pany 7-14mm

Started Sep 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Michael J Davis
Michael J Davis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,434
E-M5 flare problems with Pany 7-14mm

I have been using the Panny 7-14mm lens for 20 months with my Panasonic G1, with very satisfactory results. Of course the Panny camera corrects chromatic aberration.

Last Thursday, I was out with the E-M5 doing some interior architectural photography, and in one room in particular, (though it was apparent elsewhere), I got the problems shown:-

The first is a one quarter crop (top left hand corner) of a room in which the light sources were included in the shot.

The second, in the same room is a reduced whole frame where the lights are not visible in the frame:-

I am horrified with these results and wonder if it be the nature of the lighting (Mercury vapour perhaps?) - because I have no idea how to eliminate such results. Normal chromatic aberration techniques don't seem to work in this case (in some bracketed exposures the purple seems outside the gamut of the captured image.)

Obviously I didn't have my G1 with me to carry out a controlled test.

Any ideas, please?

Mike Davis
Photographing the public for over 50 years

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