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strong blueish flare in my photos (1 image)
After doing a lot of research, I finally picked up a 400D/XTI, (it was a long debate between D40 and the XTI). I've been having a lot of fun with it. some photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yinkei/.

Today, it was snowing (and still is) outside and I decided to take a picture from my room through the window. However, my photos turn up with some blue flare..

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Can anyone tell me if this is normal? and what are ways to prevent this?.

ThanksI can't take this baby out tomorrow when it stops snowing!..

Comments (7)

I believe it's ghosting..

I am not 100% sure, because all the ghosted lights I've seen so far were green..

So, question. Did you had a filter on the lens? If yes, take it of..

Did you had the lens pressed against the the window pane? If so, that could explain the color..

Ghosting appears when shooting lights on a dark background. What happens is that the light comes through your lens, on your sensor, partially reflects, goes through the lens again, reflects again on *something* (usually an UV filter) and leaves a second impression on the sensor. They are always symmetrical to the lights vs the image center...

Comment #1

So, question. Did you had a filter on the lens? If yes, take it of..

Nope, no filter.

Did you had the lens pressed against the the window pane? If so, thatcould explain the color..

Nope, not pressed against the window. There is probably ~10cm from the window to the lens..

Not sure if this matters, but the picture was taken with a 20 sec shutter 22f with the EF 50mm 1.8 lens..

Comment #2

It could still be a resulr of the window that you shot through.Jules.

Yinkei wrote:.

So, question. Did you had a filter on the lens? If yes, take it of..

Nope, no filter.

Did you had the lens pressed against the the window pane? If so, thatcould explain the color..

Nope, not pressed against the window. There is probably ~10cm fromthe window to the lens..

Not sure if this matters, but the picture was taken with a 20 secshutter 22f with the EF 50mm 1.8 lens.

Why can't you blow bubbles with chewing gum?..

Comment #3

One thing I realized is that this doesn't happen when using the 18-55mm kit lens...

Comment #4

It could be that the 50mm lens is causing the flare, but it's also possible that devnull and Jules are right...that it's reflections bouncing around between the lens and the window..

Test 1: Open the window and take the same picture..

Test2: Shoot through the window at an angle..

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Comment #5

...90% .

Indeed, the 50mm f1.8 is a bit prone to ghosting. Probably the rear element is less coated than it should be, but it's just a guess. And after all, a 75$ lens .

Mine does ghost a bit, as well, but probably 1/10 compared with filter usage..

I admit I am very curious regarding the color of ghosting - first time I see blue ghosts ..

Comment #6

Test 1: Open the window and take the same picture..

The window doesn't open the way one would expect, which is why I'm shooting through it .

Test2: Shoot through the window at an angle..

That image was shot through the window at an angle..

Kinda wished I got a DSLR with some weather sealing  It still rained/snowed like mad today and I was afraid to take this thing out...

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