About 10 days ago I took this photo with a Samsung G S3 enter image description here

and why do those lights appear as eh.. eh... stripes?? Just like there was a star filter but lacking the stripe which is perpendicular to the stripe..?
And I found this question but it's about a lens flare thing.. I thought my problem is about the aperture or something... But anyway, are that question and my question about the same problem?

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    \$\begingroup\$ looks like a greasy front lens that one tried (and fail) to clean... Just my 2 cents \$\endgroup\$
    – johan d
    Commented Jul 4, 2016 at 17:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you check the front element of your lens? Is it clean? \$\endgroup\$
    – MirekE
    Commented Jul 4, 2016 at 18:54

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Yes — it looks the same to me. Likely to be caused by a smear on the front of your lens (or on a protective covering of some type). In fact, it's so similar I've marked this as a duplicate of the previous questions, as there's no real point in explaining the details twice.


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