5 common lens problems (and how to solve them)

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    Lens Problem No. 5: Lens Diffraction


    Problem No. 5: Diffraction

    The problem
    If you’re using good technique and your images are still losing important detail, it may be due to lens diffraction. It’s caused by using a very small aperture to gain a greater depth of field, and results in a slight softening of the image.

    The solution
    Pretty simple this – where possible, avoid using your lens’s smallest aperture (such as f/22 or f/29 – find out when you should use a wide or small aperture).

    Many landscape pros set an aperture of f/16 by default for precisely this reason (learn more landscape photography secrets the every pro still uses).

    PROBLEM No. 1: Lens Flare
    PROBLEM No. 2: Vignetting
    PROBLEM No. 3: Converging Verticals
    PROBLEM No. 4: Barrel Distortion
    PROBLEM No. 5: Lens Diffraction


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    Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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