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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 05:34:07 PM »

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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 07:12:49 PM »
My 19-35mm flares pretty good w/o hood. Smaller apertures increase flares, but small highlights aren't enough to cause flare, need fairly strong light to flare, though.
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 07:58:17 PM »
My friend loves flares and this is what i learned from him:
The 50 1.4 has awesome flairs if you put a small light source in a exact spot near the corners.
Sigma 20 1.8 has a circular halo if you put the light at the centre of the frame.

And my favourite is the 16-35 II with a b+w uv filter (not MRC):


If you want,check out his work:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mihoci-Photography/260394915188
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 08:02:25 PM »
My friend loves flares and this is what i learned from him:
The 50 1.4 has awesome flairs if you put a small light source in a exact spot near the corners.
Sigma 20 1.8 has a circular halo if you put the light at the centre of the frame.

And my favourite is the 16-35 II with a b+w uv filter (not MRC):


If you want,check out his work:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mihoci-Photography/260394915188

This is fantastic! Great use of flare to make the shot.

I got a good flare the other day with my 28 1.8 + B+W UV MRC. The shot is worthless, except for how cool the flare was. I actually just noticed it in the viewfinder while lifting my camera to take a picture of something else...

(this is at f/2, defying the usual wisdom of using a narrower aperture)
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 08:11:05 PM »
Well, the TOkina 11-16, for example, has 37 pieces of flair.  And a terrific smile.

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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 09:03:56 PM »
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches

Bottom two photos. It includes a helpful photo above it to show you how to create that flare using any lens and a concrete slab.
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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2013, 09:15:36 PM »
Shoot infrared with a crosshatch filter on the street at night with a 16-35.

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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 09:22:00 PM »
Follow around JJ Abrams. Do what he does.
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2013, 12:47:45 AM »
... I did a general check of my photo's: the most flare I get from the Sigma 20 mm (nice halo's) ...

... Sigma 20 1.8 has a circular halo if you put the light at the centre of the frame. ...

Here's a shot illustrating the halo. I wasn't particularly trying to achieve this effect when I took this shot so it may be possible to get more extreme results than this:
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2013, 07:01:25 AM »
hmmmm sooo many options! Thanks for the advice...  i'll keep an eye out in the 2nd market for some of those! :)
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2013, 08:25:00 AM »
The Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX flares only when exposed to light, then it flares like crazy! :)
A seriously great lens with a serious flare problem.  BTW if you like lens flare see any J.J. Abrams movie.  I think he shoots them all with the Tokina
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2013, 09:40:06 AM »
... I did a general check of my photo's: the most flare I get from the Sigma 20 mm (nice halo's) ...

... Sigma 20 1.8 has a circular halo if you put the light at the centre of the frame. ...

Here's a shot illustrating the halo. I wasn't particularly trying to achieve this effect when I took this shot so it may be possible to get more extreme results than this:

Yes you can get a halo ring as big as the frame if you have the right backlight.
As to the OP, Wider angles flair better than tele. I usually go up to 50mm. The 85mm doesn't fair nice at all.
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »
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You and J.J. Abrams!    ;)

But for photos, you can add it in post:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lensflares/id616091878?mt=12
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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2013, 07:04:29 PM »
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches

Bottom two photos. It includes a helpful photo above it to show you how to create that flare using any lens and a concrete slab.


Whoa... thanks for linking to that. Long before I started reading his blog. I'm actually kinda tempted to take one of my old (and crappier) vintage lenses and do this to it to get some of those interesting looks.
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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2013, 08:21:28 PM »
Whoa... thanks for linking to that. Long before I started reading his blog. I'm actually kinda tempted to take one of my old (and crappier) vintage lenses and do this to it to get some of those interesting looks.
Why not just stick a (crappy) filter and smash it? Easier to smash than most front elements. And you can try again if you don't get the right cracking ;)

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Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2013, 08:21:28 PM »