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philgib
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Hello guys,

Any way for me to avoid that horrible flare on the resulting pics ? Are you using any sun shade ?

Cheers
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3-15 07:32
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Hello and good day philgib. Thank you for reaching out and for sharing these information and these photos with us. After looking at the photos you have posted. It looks like that there are lens flares that you have captured while shooting the said photos. Lens flare is completely normal and expected. However, lens flare can be made worse by using cheaper filters and not keeping your lens clean. In addition condensation on the drone's lens can also make lens flare especially troublesome. It is best to keep the sun at the back of your drone while filming on sunny days. Thank you.
3-15 07:45
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m80116
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I use ND-PL lens filters, bonus #1 polarization, bonus #2ND (chiefly better gamma), bonus #3... far less lens flares

I've bough mine from here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000418478106.html

You can also use a lens hood but is far more bulkier and you may still want to use a filter.
3-15 08:05
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Corger
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I have tried a lens hood and can say that it makes little to no difference.  I think a Circular Polarizer or ND-PL combination would be more effective.  I'll buy some sooner or later.
3-15 08:58
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m80116 Posted at 3-15 08:05
I use ND-PL lens filters, bonus #1 polarization, bonus #2ND (chiefly better gamma), bonus #3... far less lens flares

I've bough mine from here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000418478106.html

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link to the filters. Will have to check those out.

Cheers!
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3-15 12:06
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Geebax
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THe usual answer is to fly a bit higher and tilt the camera down, or fly with your back to the sun.
3-15 13:11
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Montfrooij
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I have one, but never use it.
It gets in the way with the 360 sphere mode.
Plus I grew to like the lens flare from certain angles.
3-16 01:08
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Richard Hopkins
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m80116 Posted at 3-15 08:05
I use ND-PL lens filters, bonus #1 polarization, bonus #2ND (chiefly better gamma), bonus #3... far less lens flares

I've bough mine from here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000418478106.html

Yes, thank you for the link, I was having the same problem, just ordered them, was thinking of getting a sun hood but I think the filters are better. Thanks’ Again!
3-16 04:09
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You can use the pgytech filters that i use. https://www.pgytech.com/collecti ... filter-professional
3-16 04:35
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Woe
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Nd filters will help. I use the Skyreat filters.
3-16 04:58
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Fake news, clearly UFO landing
3-17 02:44
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Woe Posted at 3-16 04:58
Nd filters will help. I use the Skyreat filters.

i think ND filters have no effect on this, polarized filters is what you want
3-17 02:50
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Woe Posted at 3-16 04:58
Nd filters will help. I use the Skyreat filters.

ND or other filters won't do anything at all to reduce flare.
If the OP's problem is flare, the only way to prevent that it to watch camera angles so that the sun doesn't shine directly on teh lens.


3-17 02:59
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m80116 Posted at 3-15 08:05
I use ND-PL lens filters, bonus #1 polarization, bonus #2ND (chiefly better gamma), bonus #3... far less lens flares

I've bough mine from here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000418478106.html

I use ND-PL lens filters, bonus #1 polarization, bonus #2ND (chiefly better gamma), bonus #3... far less lens flares
Polarised filters are much more trouble than they are worth for use on a drone.
But if you like strange, uneven skies, go ahead.
3-17 03:02
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Ice_2k Posted at 3-17 02:50
i think ND filters have no effect on this, polarized filters is what you want

Thanks for the tip
3-17 05:10
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Labroides Posted at 3-17 02:59
ND or other filters won't do anything at all to reduce flare.
If the OP's problem is flare, the only way to prevent that it to watch camera angles so that the sun doesn't shine directly on teh lens.

Thanks for the tip
3-17 05:11
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Take the shot when the sun is behind you or obtain a lens shield.  
3-17 06:54
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philgib
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Thanks.

Obviously yes, taking  pics with the sun in my back should not show any flare :-)

The reason why I posted here is that the lens was looking quite down when you calculate the angle ( altitude / distance ), thus the surprise having some flare in conditions when it should not appear.

I am going to need a polarized filter anyway as I take many shoots from above the sea. As a realtor, I like to show pics with translucent water.
I will try that.

Cheers

3-26 23:31
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Labroides
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philgib Posted at 3-26 23:31
Thanks.

Obviously yes, taking some pics with sun at the back should not show flare :-)
A filter will not cure lens flare and a polarising filter is more trouble than it's worth on a drone..
Are you sure the issue is flare anyway?
Those shots you showed aren't typical lens flare.
Do you only get it when shooting towards the sun?
3-27 00:10
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philgib
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Labroides Posted at 3-27 00:10
A filter will not cure lens flare and a polarising filter is more trouble than it's worth on a drone..
Are you sure the issue is flare anyway?
Those shots you showed aren't typical lens flare.

Indeed, no trouble otherwise. This shoot was taken 30 seconds after the ones with flare as I was turning around the farm bidy.
3-28 08:01
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philgib
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That is the last one with flare ( see the roof, I managed to erase some of it on the grass with PS) , before the one above without flare

3-28 08:02
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Nicely done - thanks again for sharing!
3-28 10:19
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Pashi
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I think the problem is a fingerprint on the camera lens Always got these flares on my smartphone's camera And the only way to get rid of them is to keep lens clear
3-28 15:06
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lifeisfun Posted at 3-17 02:44
Fake news, clearly UFO landing

That was funny
3-29 09:44
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