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    Can anybody explain what is going on?

    Why am i getting these green glares?!?!

    I think my aperture was at 1.8, but its the first time i shoot in these conditions. It could be normal...






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    Those are lights from Christmas past. They never really left.
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    You got a photo of the fairies.

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    Spherical aberrations.... they are caused by the light 'bouncing around' inside your lens.

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    you needs a filter....perhaps a polarizing filter.

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    Oh noes, not a polarizing filter!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Oh noes, not a polarizing filter!?!?!
    well...whats kind a filters would be best? I aint not photobug.

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    Then they would be COLD fairy lights from Christmas past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    well...whats kind a filters would be best? I aint not photobug.
    I'm bein silly. A polarizer would be the ticket, or stop down a bit and go for a longer exposure. You can do neat things with reciprocity failure.

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    I have a skylight filter on it, i think its for warmer tones, and uv blocking.

    Im using the 50mm nikkor btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Then they would be COLD fairy lights from Christmas past.
    And add in a few of these too ...


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    If you look closely, you'll see that all reflections can be matched up with a light source diametrically opposed to it.

    I took the liberty of adding purple lines to your image, to pair up reflections and light sources. As you see, they all go through a single point in the middle of the image. That point is the optical axis of your lens.


    The reflections are caused by poor anti-reflection coating on the lens and/or filter. Light enters through the filter, is reflected off the front surface of the lens, then reflects off the rear surface of the filter, and into the lens where it then hits your sensor/film. Remove the filter, and the problem disappears. Or, get a good filter. Only in extreme situations do I get even a faint "ghost" with my lenses and filters.

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    Oh, never noticed that, and probably never would have.

    I will try with out the filter later on.

    Thanks for the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
    Oh, never noticed that, and probably never would have.

    I will try with out the filter later on.

    Thanks for the explanation.
    Yeah. That was pretty good.

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    Well there goes MY theory. Pfft.

    Smart people really shouldn't be on Foo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf View Post
    If you look closely, you'll see that all reflections can be matched up with a light source diametrically opposed to it.

    I took the liberty of adding purple lines to your image, to pair up reflections and light sources. As you see, they all go through a single point in the middle of the image. That point is the optical axis of your lens.


    The reflections are caused by poor anti-reflection coating on the lens and/or filter. Light enters through the filter, is reflected off the front surface of the lens, then reflects off the rear surface of the filter, and into the lens where it then hits your sensor/film. Remove the filter, and the problem disappears. Or, get a good filter. Only in extreme situations do I get even a faint "ghost" with my lenses and filters.


    No, no, no, no. That is the vortex through which the fairies come and go.

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    plus one on the polarizing filter.

    I read you shot that with a skylight filter?

    take it off. try again. but i am still going to push the poloarizing filter, they make a world of difference
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    Without the filter:

    Much better.

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    Dammit. You killed the green fairies from Christmas past. Bad bad bad. *shakes finger at you*
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    the filter wasnt glare protected then and you were getting a reflection between the filter and the lens surface
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    There goes Christmas. Way to go.

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    Get a star filter. That'll look great with the lights!
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    Get some acid, the lights will look even better!

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    It is probable due to the cheap lens coating on your cameras lens.
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    Its strange since its an out door daytime, bluesky filter. The lens is fine, its the filter that is causing the flare thing. And maybe... Its the cheapest lens nikon makes. And its the pre 02 one i think.

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