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07-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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I want a lens that flares REALLY bad

Anyone have a suggestion for a lens that flares on purpose? I want something with streaks, spots, rainbows, the whole deal. I prefer AF, but will take manual focus if that's all that is available. Any recommendations?

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I have a Tamron Adaptall 01B 24mm f2.5 that sure doesn't have that much flare control.. probably good idea to give a focal range your looking for as well.
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Pentax Takumar F 28-80 should fit your bill
It's non SMC by the way.

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tamron 70-300 an you get Purple fringing like bonus.
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I don't want purple fringing, I want lens flare. Completely different. I would REALLY like an autofocus lens if at all possible... I dunno, something in the 28-50mm range I guess. Not terribly picky. Prime or zoom is fine.

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Helios 44 (58mm) in less than perfect condition and add some wide angle converter in front which would give you flare and spots together with focal range you desire.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stanislav Quote
Helios 44 (58mm) in less than perfect condition and add some wide angle converter in front which would give you flare and spots together with focal range you desire.
Amen to that!
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The Helios is really insanely prone to flare!
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My Sigma Super Wide 24mm flares pretty bad. There is an AF version. It's controllable with a hood as well, so you can useit as a rather nice 35mm equiv too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
I don't want purple fringing, I want lens flare. Completely different. I would REALLY like an autofocus lens if at all possible... I dunno, something in the 28-50mm range I guess. Not terribly picky. Prime or zoom is fine.

Charles.
Find your lens that is AF, non PF, then stick a sand blowed UV filter on it. Depend on how much sanded, you have a lens that 'flare'.
I was thinking sand blowed the front element

Otherwise go for single coating or non coating.
I have some lenses with scratching/lots of cleaning marks and lots of dust inside, they flare badly too.
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In my film days I collected a number of filters to create such effects. Should be plenty still around.
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In the lenstip UV filter tests, some of the filters resulted in a lot of flare, some more "interesting" than others. Presumably by adding more than one you would get even more flare, and using filters means you could try them with different lenses too, rather than buying a single lens for this (unusual ^^) purpose.
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Get any telephoto lens and place a wide angle converter onto the end of it. That'll do the trick
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