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Lens Flare
« on: May 06, 2013, 06:24:14 PM »
I am having some lens flare with EF 50 f/1.8 II when the light source is in front of the camera.

If I use a hood, will it solve my problem or vignetting will be increased as well in that case?
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Lens Flare
« on: May 06, 2013, 06:24:14 PM »

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Re: Lens Flare
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 06:27:45 PM »
Using a hood designed for the 50 f/1.8 you should be fine, however if the light source is within the field of view, then a lens hood probably won't help because it's going to project light into the lens anyway. You can always use your hand or piece of cardboard/posterboard or something and hold it just out of the frame while still blocking the light from the source. Personally I'm not sure I would spend the money given the lens is so cheap. I'd put the money towards saving up for a better lens, which probably will also control lens flare better.
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Re: Lens Flare
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 10:32:18 PM »
I am having some lens flare with EF 50 f/1.8 II when the light source is in front of the camera.

If I use a hood, will it solve my problem or vignetting will be increased as well in that case?

Are you using a UV filter on the lens?  Those increase lens flare.  I normally remove all filters from my lens when shooting into the sun.
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Re: Lens Flare
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 04:21:07 PM »
Yes! you are totally right. I use a UV filter..
Thanks for the info.. next time i will get rid of it when shooting into the sun
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Re: Lens Flare
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 04:21:07 PM »