Odd lens flare with the 10-18 zoom

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
djp58 Regular Member • Posts: 351
Re: Odd lens flare with the 10-18 zoom

abdoozy wrote:

This was shot at 10mm. The sunburst looked cool in the viewfinder. On the monitor, not so much. Was this a function of the lens being at f/22, the fact that the lens had a filter onboard (albeit a good quality Marumi lens protector), or should I just expect this kind of odd flare artifacts when shooting a UWA directly into the sun?

Some of those flare dots are downright bizarre.. they look like donuts. Or condoms

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yr. obt. svt.,
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I think its pretty normal under the shooting conditions you were using.  I've been able to get all of my Sony mirrorless cameras (NEX 5n, NEX 7, A7R) to behave similarly with pretty much any lens I've tried - though, A7R is the easiest to make flare this way.  I probably should try my E-PL3 and Pentax Q to see if they do similar (I do think the larger the sensor and closer the rear lens element is to the sensor, the worse the issue, so micro-4/3 and Pentax Q should have less of a problem).  I certainly don't see this as an issue with the camera or lens, as I do not shoot under these conditions other than to test the lens to see where it starts flaring.


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