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Where is this reflection coming from? [duplicate]

If I shoot directly in to the (sun)light, I get a green reflection in my photos. Is this because of the UV filter? How should I solve this? Camera: Sony A7ii Lens: Sony 55mm 1.8 UV filter: Hoya HMC ...
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Is it chromatic aberration? [duplicate]

I got green ghost-like lights. Where do they come from? How could I avoid them while shooting? How can I remove it in post processing? I tried using Lightroom chromatic aberration correction ...
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What is this green dot near the light in this photo and what's causing it? [duplicate]

Here is the photo: Is there a name for this effect and is there any way to prevent this from happening? This photo was taken on a Nikon D60 with a Nikkor 50mm 1.8G lens. The setting were f/1.8 1/40 ...
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Why do these reflections appear in some photos and how can I stop it from happening? [duplicate]

Why do these reflections appear in some photos and how can I stop it from happening? This is not the first time this has happened. Wondering if a hood would fix the problem
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what are these strange artifacts on this photo? [duplicate]

what are these strange artifacts on this photo? how to avoid them? photo is shot with canon 1200d 50mm f1.8 4seconds shutter thank you
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Night pictures lights superimposed to a second location? [duplicate]

I have a DSLR and when I take photos at night or in low light I have noticed bright spots will be seen a second time somewhere else in the picture. Almost like a reflection within the picture itself. ...
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Are there any downsides to using a good-quality UV filter?

Are there any real downsides to using a UV filter? I know that a poor quality UV filter can effect image quality ... but, assuming I use a good quality UV filter, will that actually be an issue? Is ...
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Is a UV filter better for lens protection than a protector filter?

I'm usually very good at getting water/finger marks on lens, so I must use something for protection. Is there any downside of using an UV filter instead of a protector filter? Example: Hoya HD ...
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Which filter is the more generally useful: Skylight 1A or Skylight 1B?

I'm looking to buy a Skylight filter leave permanently attached to a lens for the primary purpose of protecting it. I don't really understand the difference between Skylight 1A and Skylight 1B filters....
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What damage could be caused by touching the rear part of a lens?

So my friend asked to see my lens, and the idiot I am, I let him. Before he fully got his hands on it, he touched the rear part of the lens (the mount) he touched the glass and left a thumb print. I ...
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What caused the rainbow artifacts in the shadows in this image?

I was at a party on Sat and I took some pictures with my new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens for Nikon. On Sunday I noticed some artifacts on some of the images when I shot vertically like rainbows in the ...
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What is the downside of a cheap UV filter that is used solely for the protection of the lens? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EF 17-40L, and I am seeking to buy a UV filter solely intended for the protection of the front glass of the lens. I know that I have a hood for protection, but it makes the equipment ...
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Do cheap filters have an effect on image quality?

Do cheap lens filters (UV, ND, CPL) affect image quality, color reproduction, sharpness, etc.? Do they really offer protection?
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What could cause this visible artifact which seems to a be a glowing inverse of something outside of the frame overlayed on this photograph?

An acquaintance recently posted an image to FB from his recent trip to the JFK Historic Site asking for an explanation of a visible artifact he states was not visible to the naked eye but was visible ...
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is uv filter a must? [duplicate]

I am using panasonic 25mm 1.7 lens in olympus omd-em10 ii body. Neither of them have a uv coating. Will it hurt lens/processor health if I use it without filter?
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What to do with 2nd hand sale of a lens showing oil/moisture coming out of the focus ring?

I just bought a used Canon 28-105mm and when I got it in the mail there was some weird shiny substance, possibly like oil, coming out of the focus barrel. Without thinking I wiped it off because at ...
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Why is there a secondary image of a light bulb in my image?

I have a few pictures of this anomaly, the fluorescent bulb has seemed to move into another location of the picture when took perfectly still photos. I used a Fuji Finepix-S. What could of caused ...
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What is the cause of inclusions in my bokeh?

I was doing a lens review an two of my lenses showed these rather unsightly inclusions in their bokeh. There are two different lenses. EDIT: The third lens I have tested also seems to have this ...
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How can I get prevent ghost sun images when shooting with a solar filter?

I am getting ready to shoot the upcoming solar eclipse. During my practice runs, I am getting either single or multiple reflections of the sun. Using Star Adventurer tracking mount, Canon 500D with an ...
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Help me choose cheap ND filters that does good/not bad quality [closed]

I am going to shoot long expo rivers and waterfalls, I have no ND filter yet. I am researching now and I was adviced to use ND-64 for the best result. As I see on amazon there are some different ...
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Are these strange splotches on buildings in a long-exposure photo hot pixels?

This is the first time I've seen this in my pictures and can't quite figure out what it is / how it fix it / or how to avoid it in the future. Was wondering if anyone here had any ideas? The thing in ...
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What does lens flare from a catadioptric (mirror) lens look like?

Can one get lens flare with a mirror lens? What does it look like?
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Which lens coatings reduce internal reflection?

I've used the Pentax Super Takumar 50 f1.4 and love the lens but notices that in certain lightning situations I get a yellow blur in the shape of the a lens blade. Using my hand I can sometimes stop ...
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What is this yellow mark I get on dark photos?

I'm using a Nikon D3200 - new to photography. Whenever I take photos of the night I always get this yellow mark in the same spot. I thought it could be a dirty lens so I cleaned it with a microfiber ...
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How can I eliminate glare from stage lights when taking concert photos?

I have a problem that I have not been able to solve involving glare. I shoot a lot of concert photos from 6-12 feet away. I keep getting glare from the lights. I have used a hood, filters, various ...
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Can someone explain the strange dot on my pictures?

I recently observed a strange flares appearing on my pictures. Can someone please help me what it is? I use clean lens with UV filters The dot/flare is constant across all the lens I have. The ...
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Which wide angle lens and camera combinations are considered to be particularly resistant to artifacts from street light sources?

I am looking to do a project which involves shooting night time scenes with lots of street lamps in the frame and would like to minimize flare, ghosts and halos ("sun stars" are expected unless they'...