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    Glare issue Nikon D750
    1. The photos I took with Nikon D750 in the day time usually have lots of glares. (See below picture) I used lens hood and polarized filter but it doesn't help. Can anyone advise how to reduce glare? Thank you.

    Glare issue Nikon D750-d1s_0922-copy.jpg


    2. When I shoot at night, the glare appeared around lamppost, does anyone know how to avoid glare at light source at night?
    Glare issue Nikon D750-d1s_1066-copy.jpg

    3. Moon- I tried to capture a full moon. However, it turned out very bad and with glares. I used Nikon D750 + 24-120mm room lens. Can anyone advise how to shot moon?

    Glare issue Nikon D750-d1s_0779-.jpg

    Feedback and advices are welcome. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.


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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      The night shots, looks like 'bloom' to me. More of a sensor thing than a lens thing.
      I hope someone has a better answer. My 24-120 has not had anything like your first picture and it has a middle quality protector filter on it.
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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      For picture 1- Just remove all filters in front of the lens when shooting backlight shots. They probably are causing the glare. Same for street lights.
      What happens is that the light coming from the front of the camera bounces back and forth between filters and lens front element.
      Flare is sometimes unavoidable, but every other piece of glass you add to the system will only make it worse.
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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      The first one is lens flare. You can tell because there is a subtle aperture shape to the spots. That happens when light bounces around inside the lens. If you are in a similar situation, try removing any front filters so there are fewer glass elements at play--see if it makes a difference. That can and does happen though.

      With the other two, are you shooting RAW or jpeg? If jpeg, do you have Active D-Lighting enabled? That can sometimes cause this.
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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      Thank you so much for your comments. Can you explain a little bit more about how sensor affect the sun sources resulting in "Bloom"effect? Do you have similar experience?

      Quote Originally Posted by Texas View Post
      The night shots, looks like 'bloom' to me. More of a sensor thing than a lens thing.
      I hope someone has a better answer. My 24-120 has not had anything like your first picture and it has a middle quality protector filter on it.
      Last edited by wordlesstu; 09-30-2018 at 08:00 AM.

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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      Thank you so much for your response. I just realized the filter I attached to is a cheap UV filter. If I remove it, will it increase the risk of breaking the glass of the lens? Can you advise if I remove it, what is the best way to protect the lens glass in your opinion? I will try to remove the filter first and see how it goes.

      Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
      For picture 1- Just remove all filters in front of the lens when shooting backlight shots. They probably are causing the glare. Same for street lights.
      What happens is that the light coming from the front of the camera bounces back and forth between filters and lens front element.


      Flare is sometimes unavoidable, but every other piece of glass you add to the system will only make it worse.

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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      Hi,

      Thank you so much for your response. I will remove the filter first since it seems a good try.


      Re:I was shooting in Raw file. If I shoot in RAW, should I active D-Lighting? What is D-Lighting function doing ? I will research on the D-Lighting. Thank you.


      Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
      The first one is lens flare. You can tell because there is a subtle aperture shape to the spots. That happens when light bounces around inside the lens. If you are in a similar situation, try removing any front filters so there are fewer glass elements at play--see if it makes a difference. That can and does happen though.

      With the other two, are you shooting RAW or jpeg? If jpeg, do you have Active D-Lighting enabled? That can sometimes cause this.

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      Re: Glare issue Nikon D750

      Quote Originally Posted by wordlesstu View Post
      Hi,

      Thank you so much for your response. I will remove the filter first since it seems a good try.


      Re:I was shooting in Raw file. If I shoot in RAW, should I active D-Lighting? What is D-Lighting function doing ? I will research on the D-Lighting. Thank you.
      When I shot jpeg only, I enabled Active D-Lighting. It allows more detail to show up in the shadow areas of the jpegs, and that helps alleviate having to raise shadows during post processing. When you raise (or increase) shadows during post processing, you wind up adding noise. Active D-Lighting is a good feature in some situations. Unfortunately shooting into the light isn't one of them. But quite a while ago after I switched to shooting RAW, one of our forum members found an article showing how Active D-Lighting even influenced shadows in the RAW files. And I believe it was during that discussion when someone mentioned how Active D-Lighting adversely affects moon shots in the same way as your moon photo. If I am remembering correctly, it was this same type of issue. So it's something you don't want enabled for moon shots. Active D-Lighting has its purpose; however, this isn't one of the situations where it would be helpful.

      I read your comment to another forum member about using an inexpensive UV filter. @Horoscope Fish posted this informative article about UV filters. https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/201...on-the-market/

      Based on the results of his testing, this inexpensive filter performed quite high. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...op+Nav-Search=

      And if you are using the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR, this would be the specific 77mm filter to fit that lens: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...UV_0_Haze.html

      I use these on quite a few of my lenses. That said, I just bought this lens Monday. One thing I noticed is when I aimed the lens towards a light source, I could see some glare/haze bouncing around inside the lens. That happens due to the construction of the lens. Some lenses are better at handling glare/haze than others. It is something that doesn't happen much with my other lenses, but this particular lens might not be the best one to use in these specific situations. You should be able to see a little of the glare/haze when looking through the viewfinder if it will be present in your images. The resulting images will probably show even more glare/haze than what you can see. But either try shooting without a UV filter when aimed towards a light source, or read the article and see if there is a UV filter listed that you want to get.
      Last edited by hark; 09-30-2018 at 12:19 PM.
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