11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

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

    Common Lens Error No. 8: Flare

    Remove lens flare: Step 2

    Flare can reduce image contrast and introduce aperture shaped bright spots within your shots.

    It’s caused by light entering the lens at an oblique angle and then bouncing around inside the optic.

    It can be an issue when there’s a light source such as the sun near the edge of the image frame or there’s light passing over the front element of the lens.

    Because of their wide angle of view, flare is particularly problematic with short focal length lenses.

    Fortunately there’s a very easy solution to the problem of flare – use a lenshood.

    Many lenses are supplied with a hood, but if you don’t have one you can usually buy something suitable, or even make one.

    You can even use your hand to block out the stray light in just the same way that you might shade your eyes from the sun.

    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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