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Circle Imprinted on Photos - How to Get Rid Of? [duplicate]

Recently some photos I've taken have had a band of circles imprinted on the pictures. Is this caused by my filter or something with the lens itself? Attached a photo for reference. It only happens ...
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Can you photograph the milky way with a full moon out?

Is it possible to photograph the milky way (or just any stars or stellar objects) when a full moon is out?
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What causes lens flare?

I heard a couple of years ago that only certain types of lens caused flare to appear, something related with the material and/or quality of the lens. Is this true? Which material/quality caused flare? ...
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Are lens hoods a must?

I see most professional photographers use lens hoods. Why is that? Do they use them for something apart from preventing scratches, etc.? Are lens hoods a must for all lenses? What should I consider ...
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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 "veiling glare"? How does it affect my photos, and how can I avoid it?

Someone mentioned that "veiling glare" or "veiling flare" was to blame for reduced contrast in a photo. What does this mean exactly? What causes veiling glare, and how can it be avoided? How does it ...
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How to avoid lens flare?

I often have slight reflections in my lens when the sun (or another bright source of light) is directly in front of my camera. As a result of this effect I had to change the composition of my picture! ...
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what is causing the concentric transparent rings in the centre of my photos?

I took several night time photos and most of them have these transparent rings in the centre of them. Does anyone know what might be causing it? I took the photo using a Canon Rebel T4i, a Canon EF-S ...
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What causes these white rings in images taken with Contax T2? Is there a fix?

What are these white rings that have been showing up on my film? How do I prevent them from showing up in images? How can I remove them from existing images?
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Does anybody know what these bright curved lines are?

Shot with the Zeiss 35 2.8 on my A7iii. Any input is much appreciated! Also, here is some other shots I did, with some other settings too.
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