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A question for my photobug friends [Aug. 2nd, 2007|10:18 pm]
spinthemoon
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What causes these flares/spots? Is there any way to fix it? I've cleaned my lens a zillion times and I still get them.

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[User Picture]From: thecranewife
2007-08-03 03:48 am (UTC)
your house = haunted!

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:49 am (UTC)
Well, that is one possibility! It only happens in this room and the living room.
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From: blissonbliss
2007-08-03 05:25 am (UTC)
That's exactly what I thought! It's the house, giving you the finger!

Seriously, I think it's condensation on the inside of the lens, that's dried up and left mineral deposits.

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[User Picture]From: shabbyesque
2007-08-03 04:22 am (UTC)
oooh! Orbs! I'm not entirely convinced of their validity...but if they are only happening in certain rooms, who knows!
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[User Picture]From: jespere
2007-08-03 08:40 am (UTC)
Either they're ghosts...

or you take the scientific way out: they're dust-particles that the flash is bouncing off of.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 12:47 pm (UTC)
LOL - it's probably more likely that my house has dust than ghosts. Or maybe the ghosts are dusty!
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[User Picture]From: badgerbadger
2007-08-03 02:48 pm (UTC)
I asked my photo-knowing fiancee and he said:

"flash bouncing off dust or particles in the air. it does it in rain too. theyre defocused because they are close to the camera and the focal point is far to the rear."

I asked how to fix it, and he said

"well, off-camera or bounce flash should fix it. on-camera flash will always have that problem. it may be possible to diffuse the flash but then you are cutting output and as is, the output of on-camera flash is really, really, really weak."

SO...erm...there ya go? Lol
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-06 02:15 pm (UTC)
Geez...I was hoping I just needed a new camera, but it looks like I need to clean the house. Dang.
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