CS #610 - Lens flares

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Good morning my friends.

This time the CS will be a little different... :sneaky:

Everyone has taken a pictures where they appeared.
Everyone tries to avoid them.
Sometimes they can be art.

Show your lens flares please.

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This example was taken with the 14-24mm f/2.8. The sun came from the top left corner.

Be creative
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I think serendipity will come into play on this one Klaus... ;)

Off to try other lenses, the 24-120mm f/4G ED VR I've just been playing with seems pretty much "flare proof", and I used to think Nikon's "Nano Crystal Coating" was rather a marketing gimmick.
 
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The 24-120 will flare although not easily: bottom left and upper right
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Yeah, Bryan and Dave hit it on the nose--Nano Crystal Coatings work.
Dave, upper right is very artsy, lower left is essentially invisible.
I used to have an old Nikon push-pull 50-135 that was the ultimate flare machine. I guess I have work to do :)
 
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Thought I'd have ideal conditions, but some clouds have appeared from nowhere:

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Should have got loads of flare, had there only been some Sun.

Best I could do was with a T. Rex inside...

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The best (worst) I could do with my Tokina 16-28:

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Was shooting a couple for the neighbors and saw the sun streaming through the trees to the west. Had my Sigma 50-100 f1.8 on the D850, at a 1.2 crop. Shot a couple and cropped this a bit on each end. f16 for the starburst, and some colored blobs at lower left.

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Sorry my friends,
i believe I've choosen a wrong or difficult theme.
Our lenses are to good in the meantime (y)(y)(y).

My respect to all the brilliant technicians and engineers who construct and build the lenses.
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It helps to have some sun. We haven’t seen that in quite some time.
We have had rain, rain and more rain and cloudiness for four or five days now.....not a bit of sunshine in sight, so no opportunity to even attempt to catch an image including flare! It is getting very annoying and I am more than tired of this stuff!
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We have had rain, rain and more rain and cloudiness for four or five days now.....not a bit of sunshine in sight, so no opportunity to even attempt to catch an image including flare! It is getting very annoying and I am more than tired of this stuff!
Well Connie,

I've never tried, but will it work with a bulb too?

Thank you
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In today's Washington Post it was reported that Baltimore has been inundated, has had so much rain these last few days that they've pronounced this the rainiest, wettest July in their history -- a record-breaker.
And we got sun, sun, sun and - sun. It seems to be the hottest summer since centuries, Connie.
I'm just tired sitting in front of my office desk.

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And we got sun, sun, sun and - sun. It seems to be the hottest summer since centuries, Connie.
I'm just tired sitting in front of my office desk.

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Klaus
Similar weather here. Been 30+ degrees C (90 F) about 12 weeks straight. A few rainy days would be most welcome. :D
 
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