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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tried to see how much of a difference a hood makes. I almost never use one, it's fiddly, inconvenient, takes space, gets lost, looks weird, any excuse will do. Well, after this quick test I think I'll change my attitude towards hoods.

Without:



With:



The diference is obvious! Surprised

This was with CZJ Flektogon 35mm/2.8. I tried a few others and generally the wider the lens and the more exposed the front element, the more a hood helps. Smile


PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blotafton wrote:
Vivitar 35-105mm 3.5 has a lot of it hehe:



This is striking! The flare is so prominent that it becomes its own graphic element. Reminds me of an album cover. I love these shots here.

Here is one I captured with the Vivitar Series 1 600/8 Solid Cat.



PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="justtorchit"]
blotafton wrote:
Vivitar 35-105mm 3.5 has a lot of it hehe:



This is striking! The flare is so prominent that it becomes its own graphic element. Reminds me of an album cover. I love these shots here.


It was fun when I tested some lenses last winter, including the Vivitar. If stopped down to the smallest aperture setting and taking a picture with the sun right in the center, several zoom lenses produces similar flare!






[quote="AMDBill"]
blotafton wrote:
Vivitar 35-105mm 3.5 has a lot of it hehe:



the flare is horrible but in this shot it became a part of the photo, wonderful Twisted Evil


Indeed Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeiss 21 distagon ZE and Lee GND filter caused this..

IMG_5119 by leemik, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolta MC Rokkor 55mm f1.8 at f2.8


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Payette Bend by unoh7, M9 ZM18


PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeardsAreBest wrote:


Best demonstration of the art of flare I've seen for a while Smile Great thread about a rarely discussed aspect and art of photography.

Excellent thread.

Steve.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Revuenon MC 50/1.4 -from today Reply with quote



from today-Revuenon MC 50/1.4


PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Sunkissed by scepticswe, on Flickr
Leitz Focotar 40/2.8 on A7R


PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sceptic that`s nice lighting and a very neat rainbow flare in that shot.

Monster Flare

A99 and RE Auto Topcor 135mm 3.5


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Panagor 28mm 2.5 goes bananas if the sun is anywhere near the frame!






And here is another one recent with an mc rokkor 58mm 1.4:



PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Jupiter-9 85/2 1968 ltm silver version


PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving all of these!
sceptic.... those rays over that flower.
Awesome!
In the midst of so many artists!
WOW!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flare!
Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f1.7


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the guys who identify what lens they used in their posts-- THANK YOU!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the flare on that panagor 28mm f2.5 .. I have a Panagor 28mm f2.8 which I never used. I wonder if it does the same mad flare?


PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...yes it does...




PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Veiling flare from a wide open 100mm f/2.8 Trioplan shot into the sun at dusk. Shot on a Sony A7 MII





PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMDBill wrote:
Lightshow wrote:


love this one too

Hey, I used to have one like this!! Smile


PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

58 KOMZ Jupiter 11 f4 M39 converted to m42



PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Helios 44-2


PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kryss wrote:

Helios 44-2

Is this the Konica-Minolta Tower?


PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Calgary Tower in Calgary Alberta Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kryss wrote:
This is Calgary Tower in Calgary Alberta Very Happy

I see. Nice structure.