Old 08-28-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm pretty new to photography, and one problem I'm having is I get lots of flare, especially from the headlights and ditch lights...can anyone give me some tips to cut this down?

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Old 08-28-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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We can't help you unless you're more descript. Camera? Lens? Filters?

That's an interesting forum name, by the way.
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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Well, thanks Jim, that's my real name.

I use a Nikon D40X, Nikon DX 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, UV and CP filters.
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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Well, thanks Jim, that's my real name.

I use a Nikon D40X, Nikon DX 18-55 and 55-200 lenses, UV and CP filters.
Ditch the filters when shooting. They are likely causing the headlight ghosting.

Sorry, Harry, you never know these days.
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Thanks Jim, I'll do that!
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:47 PM   #6
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High quality glass also has a lot less of a lens flare problem. Remove the filters for sure when shooting into the uncoming lights. Also, I have noticed that I get lens flare problems when shooting in overcast days or any low light conditions even whith my L glass. Also try to shoot at different angle or move slightly where you don't see the lens flare in the view finder.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:53 PM   #7
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Hey all,

I'm pretty new to photography, and one problem I'm having is I get lots of flare, especially from the headlights and ditch lights...can anyone give me some tips to cut this down?

Thanks,
Harry
When shooting photos that have a chance of flare, use a primary lens ( a fixed lens, not a tele) when you can. they have fewer glass elements for the light to bounce around on. Also good glass is a must. Many cheaper lenses do not have as good of a coating and lets the light bounce around. If you can, shot from a few different angles to lessen flare...............

I shot this with out a filter and took 3 different angles, trying to aviod flare......
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