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    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    12 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

    Hi all im using a "star filter" which gives me this effect, its screwed onto a sigma 18-125 OS HSM lens. is there any way to make the star itself sharper or is it the lens itself? shoudl i be using a wider lens or is it the filter perhaps? the filter is called : kood cross 8 67mm japan
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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    13 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

    Use a smaller aperture.

    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    13 May 2012 - 12:42 AM

    this was f22

    CaptivePhotons
    CaptivePhotons e2 Member 111517 forum postsCaptivePhotons vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
    13 May 2012 - 9:28 AM


    Quote: Use a smaller aperture.

    Use Photoshop Tongue

    loweskid
    loweskid  132042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    13 May 2012 - 1:02 PM

    I'm no expert but I think the problem is the size of the light source. The smaller the point of light then the sharper the flare spikes. In this case the light source, the sun, is relatively wide so the flare spikes will be as well. I'm not sure there's anything you can do about it. Hope that makes sense... Smile

    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    13 May 2012 - 1:23 PM

    sort of, makes me wonder how they manage it on TV lol. because they look wonderful, admitedly a 16 "star"

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