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03-17-2019, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hello, as title suggest - i`ve got problem with pinkish sun on my photos when directly pointing my KP towards sun Any suggestions ?

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03-17-2019, 04:45 PM - 2 Likes   #2
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This can happen if the lens does not have a good hood or a fullframe lens is used on an APS-C camera and pointed toward the sun. The blindingly bright light of the sun* is coming in through the lens, hitting a surface inside the mirrorbox and bouncing on to the sensor. (the vertical rather than diagonal smearing proves It's a mirrorbox reflection/scattering issue, not a simple lens flare.)

The only solution is a much better lens hood or to keep the sun well out of the frame.

*The sun is literally over 100,000 times as bright as anything else in the scene. Even the best high-tech black surfaces can't prevent some reflection of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bizarr Quote
Hello, as title suggest - i`ve got problem with pinkish sun on my photos when directly pointing my KP towards sun Any suggestions ?
What lens? Any filters on the lens?
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The most direct solution would be to get a bigger lens hood or use your hand to shield part of the sunlight. Otherwise, try adjusting the frame to reduce the visible flare, or use a lens with better flare tolerance (e.g. a prime instead of a zoom, a longer lens, HD instead of SMC coating, or a star lens with aerobright coating).


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This can happen if the lens does not have a good hood or a fullframe lens is used on an APS-C camera and pointed toward the sun. The blindingly bright light of the sun* is coming in through the lens, hitting a surface inside the mirrorbox and bouncing on to the sensor. (the vertical rather than diagonal smearing proves It's a mirrorbox reflection/scattering issue, not a simple lens flare.)

The only solution is a much better lens hood or to keep the sun well out of the frame.

*The sun is literally over 100,000 times as bright as anything else in the scene. Even the best high-tech black surfaces can't prevent some reflection of it.
Yeah, but i've had k20d and it never happened before even when i was directly pointing camera at the sun. I've had sun flares etc but not pink color that is ruining the picture. I have a7III also and this is not happening. Lens doesnt matter couse i used sigma 17-50, da70 2.4 ltd, fa50 1.7, da35 2.4 and have same results.

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What lens? Any filters on the lens?
This picture was taken with sigma 17-50 2.8, no filters. I dont think it is connected with lens. Weird

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The most direct solution would be to get a bigger lens hood or use your hand to shield part of the sunlight. Otherwise, try adjusting the frame to reduce the visible flare, or use a lens with better flare tolerance (e.g. a prime instead of a zoom, a longer lens, HD instead of SMC coating, or a star lens with aerobright coating).
I was using HD DA 70 2.4 ltd and it was occurring too.
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IMGP1719 | Norbert Osiecki | Flickr there is even better example, you can download it in higher resolution. When you look closely you will see a pattern
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Is this on the raw or only jpg?
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Are you using pixel shift?


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QuoteOriginally posted by Bizarr Quote
Lens doesnt matter couse i used sigma 17-50, da70 2.4 ltd, fa50 1.7, da35 2.4 and have same results.

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This picture was taken with sigma 17-50 2.8, no filters. I dont think it is connected with lens. Weird

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I was using HD DA 70 2.4 ltd and it was occurring too.
Just to clarify: you get the same pink smear in the same location regardless of lens? If so, you may have damaged the sensor by leaving it pointing at the sun.

P.S. That weird pattern does look like damage to the CFA (color filter array) on the sensor,
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Is this on the raw or only jpg?
It is raw

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Are you using pixel shift?
Nope, no pixel shift used

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QuoteOriginally posted by photoptimist Quote
Just to clarify: you get the same pink smear in the same location regardless of lens? If so, you may have damaged the sensor by leaving it pointing at the sun.

P.S. That weird pattern does look like damage to the CFA (color filter array) on the sensor,
Location doesnt matter, lens doesnt matter. It can happen in any spot in frame. Think sensor is working fine, no signs of any damage. Just this :S
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bizarr Quote
It is raw

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Nope, no pixel shift used

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Location doesnt matter, lens doesnt matter. It can happen in any spot in frame. Think sensor is working fine, no signs of any damage. Just this :S
So you can get a pink sun flare on both the left and right sides of the frame as well as top, center, and bottom of the frame? (The two examples you posted seem to have the artifact in the same part of the sensor.)
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That looks like the most catastrophic sensor reflection I've ever seen. If you use the sensor clean function to lift the mirror...does everything look 'normal'? Nothing out of place?
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So you can get a pink sun flare on both the left and right sides of the frame as well as top, center, and bottom of the frame? (The two examples you posted seem to have the artifact in the same part of the sensor.)
Now left side. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not, but most often it happens when camera is in vertical position. IBIS failure ? Just guessing.

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That looks like the most catastrophic sensor reflection I've ever seen. If you use the sensor clean function to lift the mirror...does everything look 'normal'? Nothing out of place?
Nothing. Everything looks fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bizarr Quote
Now left side. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not, but most often it happens when camera is in vertical position. IBIS failure ? Just guessing.


Nothing. Everything looks fine.
Have you cleaned the lens? I slight film - such as a fingerprint - can cause that kind of effect
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Can you post a link to a raw?
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