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Old Apr 28, 2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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Here is a picture of the neighbors house... Cutting to the chase, can anyone give me any idea as to why I am getting the reflective/duplicate light abberations in the shot? I'm referring to the outline of lights around the door that are transposed up near the second floor window and the little yard lights up above the house. I have a UV filter screwed on the lens - could that be it? I've noticed it on a number of dark shots where There is a bright light source. It'd be nice to not have to PS this stuff...

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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i'm guessing lens refraction?

i bet if you raised your aperture it wouldnt happen.

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 3:33 PM   #3
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You see that often with some lenses. It's caused by light reflecting in the optical elements.

Chances are, your UV filter is the culprit.

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 3:34 PM   #4
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Affrmative. Remove the filter. This is refaction from the outer glass.

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 4:58 AM   #5
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Agreed - get that a lot with low sunsets. Always end up removing the filter.
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