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12-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #16
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So, it looks like the 16-45 is not the lens to use for night photography.

The things you learn.

I am still really curious as to why there are the dot artifacts showing beside the bright points. They don't look like any flair I have ever seen. The regular grid arrangement is strange.

Do they apear at all focal lengths? I wounder if they are a reflection of the sensor micro lenses off the rear lens element. What would the magnification need to be?

We need Falconeye to run some math on this one!

12-23-2010, 08:46 PM   #17
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I tried a few shots similar to the examples with my 16-45 and had no peculiar effects to show. I get ordinary 8 point stars, a bit of flare and that's it. I almost feel like I'm missing out on something.
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.. thank you all for responses.. so i guess something is wrong with my copy
12-24-2010, 06:04 AM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by SMeK Quote
.. thank you all for responses.. so i guess something is wrong with my copy
NO. There is nothing wrong with your lens. Go out and use it. The performance you see is typical of any lens stopped down part way when shooting into a bright light

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