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mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2012 11:18PM
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 17 19.1k 6 England
13 May 2012 12:34AM
Use a smaller aperture.
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 12:42AM
this was f22
CaptivePhotons 14 1.7k 2 England
13 May 2012 9:28AM

Quote:Use a smaller aperture.

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loweskid 16 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 1:02PM
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 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 1:23PM
sort of, makes me wonder how they manage it on TV lol. because they look wonderful, admitedly a 16 "star"

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