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Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« on: August 24, 2009, 12:53:26 PM »
Right guys I have the awesome Minolta 28-135mm f4-4.5 but there as said before flare problems.
How would you guys clear this?
I have been looking at the Hoya Pro1 d that has "Digital Coatings" would this cure lens flare?
Any recomendations on lens hoods?

Some sun set pics I took whilst in Skye with the lens




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Re: Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 01:05:15 PM »

the digital coatings will help to reduce flare, but won't eliminate it completely

lens hoods: always use them (in my opinion, but especially if concerned about flare).

that said, I don't see any flare in these shots :)

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Re: Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 03:49:03 PM »
I too don't see any flare with these two shots.  The 2nd one has great contrasty colours.  The first has very good contrast.

When flare is inevitable (strong light source hitting lens whether in the image or not) I try to make the "blobs" part of the composition.  Otherwise as fother says, shade the lens with a hood, umbrella, hand, whatever.

The so-called "digital" coatings are there to allegedly remove an image of the sensor from reflecting off of the rear element and becoming part of the image.  I've yet to see a photo actually so-affected.

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Re: Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 05:00:12 PM »
Yeah these images were fine ;)

The flare happens in the sun which is fine as you use your hand.... but I was out shooting at night and the street lights etc were causing it to happen again.
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Re: Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 11:43:56 PM »
So does anyone have any lens hoods they could recomend?
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Re: Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 12:49:38 AM »

The lens didn't come with one?

If I'm thinking of the right lens, it had a 62mm front filter, and came with a 'petal' type hood (deeper sections at top/bottom, shallower at the sides).

You could try ebay or camera shop bargain bins for one matching that, or a standard 62mm round hood would be fine too - as long as it wasn't deep enough to cause shadows at 28mm.

Or, the Cony/Carl Zeiss 16-80 is a 62mm fitting too - it comes with a petal shaped hood that would be short enough to not cause a problem at the wide end (though give minimal effect at 135mm) - it uses a " ALC-SH0005 " Sony lens hood, available through sonystyle.com or retailers

Similarly the ALC-SH0008 - designed for the Sony 18-200 would be compatible - it's also 62mm fitting and would be fine for both the wide end and long end of your lens range

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Re: Minolta 28-135mm and flare
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 08:07:11 AM »
Cheers for that. It's a 72mm. Had a look on eBay and got a 3 stage rubber one. That way you can set it for wide angle and zoom.
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