11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

    | Photography Tips | 05/06/2013 00:01am

    Common Lens Error No. 10: Vignetting

    5 common lens problems: Vignette

    Most lenses produce images with slightly darkened corners when they are used with the aperture wide open.

    Although this vignetting is technically a flaw, it can be attractive and some photographers even add it post-capture to help draw attention to the subject.

    If you want to avoid it, however, you need to close down the aperture a little.

    Vignetting can also be caused by an ill-fitting lenshood that hasn’t been twisted into the correct position, or a stack of filters that has been screwed onto the end of the lens.

    These may cause excessive shading or even extend into the edges of the frame – especially with wideangle lenses.

    For the best results use a hood that is specifically designed to be used with your lens.

    Common Lens Error No. 1: Blurred image
    Common Lens Error No. 2: Too much depth of field
    Common Lens Error No. 3: Depth of field too shallow
    Common Lens Error No. 4: Distorted portraits
    Common Lens Error No. 5: Converging verticals
    Common Lens Error No. 6: Can’t focus close enough
    Common Lens Error No. 7: Exposure changes when zooming
    Common Lens Error No. 8: Flare
    Common Lens Error No. 9: Camera unbalanced with telephoto lens
    Common Lens Error No. 10: Vignetting
    Common Lens Error No. 11: Soft images


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    Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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