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Old Nov 25, 2013, 1:50 PM   #1
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Default Query About Oly 45mm 1.8 Lens

I have been using this lens with the Pen Mini at several different concert venues over the last couple of months, but last Monday was the first time I'd had a problem with flare. It rather spoiled a fair number of my shots. Is there any way to avoid this problem or am I simply at the mercy of the lighting being used.

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Old Nov 25, 2013, 3:23 PM   #2
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I believe the latter is more the case. the 45 does not contain any special glass and some types of flare are going to be hard for any lens to deal with. Concert lighting is so variable. You never know when the angle of a column of light from you are sitting isn't going to be right.
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Old Nov 26, 2013, 1:15 PM   #3
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I'd try taking several photos at different angles in hopes of eliminating the flare. Of course I understand you many not be able to move around that freely but if you can..........
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 3:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for suggestions, guys.

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Also remember that flare problems are more prevelent when there is any filter screwed in front of the lens.

If you are using a UV or other filter remember to remove it if you are shooting directly into a light source. The filter introduces an additional glass surface for the light to bounce around, and can show up as more flare on the photograph.
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Also remember that flare problems are more prevelent when there is any filter screwed in front of the lens.

If you are using a UV or other filter remember to remove it if you are shooting directly into a light source. The filter introduces an additional glass surface for the light to bounce around, and can show up as more flare on the photograph.
Okay, Steven, thanks for that advice.

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