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Old 09-01-2008   #1
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Default Is this Bokeh? How to avoid this?

Look at these pictures. Somehow I found the unwanted sun ray in the picture. What could have caused for this and how to avoid this?

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Default Re: Is this Bokeh? How to avoid this?

No. I believe it is lens flair from bright lights.
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Default Re: Is this Bokeh? How to avoid this?

Yeah this is lens flare and its caused by bright lights, in this case the Sun, shining into the lens. To avoid it shoot with the sun behind you or off to the side more and use a lens hood.
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Default Re: Is this Bokeh? How to avoid this?

Would suggest this be place under a different group.

Saying that.

It's lens flare, and why are you shooting so low?
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Look at these pictures. Somehow I found the unwanted sun ray in the picture. What could have caused for this and how to avoid this?
Its simply lensflare caused by sunlight entering the lens at an olblique angle and bouncing between the elements...Shooting in the direction of the sun on a bright sunny day is the usual cause. To avoid it in future, get yourself a lenshood for each of your lenses and make sure they are as deep as possible for the FL of the lens.
The longer the FL of the lens, the deeper the lenshood you can get away with.
On a 14mm fisheye for instance you might get away with a 15mm deep lenshood but any more and you will get vignetting but on a 50mm lens a 2" (50.4mm) deep lenshood would be ideal...On my 135mm f1.8 and 180mm f2.8 lenses I use 3" deep Sonia brand 77mm lenshoods.


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