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Why are colors washed out?

blw

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 31-Dec-12 06:38 PM

> lens flare may manifest itself as a 'haze'.

Flare is, well, flare. What you're seeing here is probably "ghosting" or a lack of contrast, although I'm not familiar with the performance of the 35/f1.8 in such conditions. Certainly if this had been my 35-70/f2.8 AFD, it would be ghosting.

Flare looks quite different. This is flare:

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Re: polarizers. Kind of a problem. Tamron has some of their hoods built with a handy slot in the side of the hood, but some folks have complained that this makes the hood too flimsy. I don't use a CP that often, and when I do I just take off the hood, set the CP and then replace the hood. But then again I probably am shooting on a tripod where that isn't as big a deal.
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