Red glare with Nikkor 16-34 f4, help please

Started Dec 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Jose Rocha Senior Member • Posts: 1,068
Re: Red glare with Nikkor 16-34 f4, help please

arrobaruben wrote:

First, many thanks for your responses. It is not a light leakage issue. I have made many tests in a completely dark room and the glare is there. The 16-35 really generates a red light in some point of its internals. My doubts were if finally was the VR unit.

That's odd. If you tested it in a completely dark room, what could be generating light? The only explanation would be related to the AF light beam leaking to the sensor, but you would notice the red glare with any lens.

Also, you mentioned that the red glare was more visible in longer exposures, and that's another thing that doesn't make sense in a dark room.

Can you do the test with the lens cap and the VF covered, and then without the lens cap but with the VF still covered?

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