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Old Nov 12, 2006, 9:31 AM   #1
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When I take low light pictures of candles, I get afaint, blurred image of the light above the candles. Any thoughts on how to get rid of this?

I'm using a Pentax *ist DL, Tamron AF/XR Di 28-300 lens.


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Old Nov 12, 2006, 9:55 AM   #2
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You might want to exemplify with some pics so we know what exactly you mean.
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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Flare control is mostly related to the lens coating. Pentax SMC coating is known to have excellent flare control.

Also, if you're using a UV filter, it also can contribute to flare issues.

That being said, shooting a candle light directly is often called torch test that a lot of lens will fail depends on how much light the candle gives out.
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 3:37 PM   #4
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also , you might try a polarizing filter. also odn't aim the lens directly at the flame. put it to one side in the image and crop later. as mentioned, how about some examples..

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