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    Default Need a better lens hood??

    The attached image shows some lens flair on the left side of the image. This was taken with the 14-54 lens, with the sun to the back of the group at approx 2:00pm EST This was not apparent to me until I downloaded the images. I have a UV filter on the lens.

    Do any of you have problems like this? Could the filter have part of the problem?

    Is a better lens hood the answer to avoiding this in the future, if so which one?

    Looking for your help.

    Bob Wood

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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    The hood will always be a compromise on a zoom lens. You need to watch out for flare when you shoot backlighted subjects.

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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    the filter could have been a factor, but I think that the Stuttaton is correct.

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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    Better lens hood? Well, sometimes hat is the best lens hood, if you can guard front lens element from direct sun rays, that would be very helpful.

    Also having clean front element/lens is helpful.

    I have great examples for this (how hat and dust is influencing flare) somewhere, if I manage to dig it up, I'll post again.

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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    I've found them,
    direct - unguarded sun rays:


    slightly better:


    and best that I could manage (with hand - didn't have hat):

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    Cool Re: Need a better lens hood??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan Volcansek View Post
    Better lens hood? Well, sometimes hat is the best lens hood, if you can guard front lens element from direct sun rays, that would be very helpful.

    Also having clean front element/lens is helpful.

    I have great examples for this (how hat and dust is influencing flare) somewhere, if I manage to dig it up, I'll post again.

    Yours Bojan
    Though I've heard that using a hat can block the E-1 external color sensor (third hand, evidently originally from Bill Huber through John Chandler on dpreview). I haven't done much testing on this, but it could explain some shots I took that had uncharacteristic colors.

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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    I notice the same problem. but take care when you shadow with the hand or something else, don´t shadow the external white balance sensor. It might give you false white balance (only my experience)
    Apologise for my bad Swenglish.

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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    These are common on film sets:

    http://www.ezprompter.com/products/ezp-flag.html

    The above is just one example of several different kinds of flags out there.
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    Default Re: Need a better lens hood??

    Hi Bob,

    If you have a high-quality multicoated UV filter, then I doubt that it contributed significantly to the problem. Nor are you likely to find a better lens hood because you are using a zoom lens and an ideal hood for one focal length may cause vignetting at another.

    In addition to shading the lens externally, I wonder if a polarizer would have helped.
    Best regards, FL

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