Causes of reflections

Annoyed about reflections in your images? As I am moving more and more content to my blog, I’ve put together a short article describing some work I did back in 2008 to get a better understanding about this issue. Basically I looked into 6 causes of reflections:

  1. Impact of a filter
  2. How clean is my lens
  3. Impact of lens types
  4. Impact of selected aperture
  5. Position of the light source
  6. Exposure control
    I also included a comparison of 10 lenses with a similar light setup. Just to show the different reflections per lens type.

The tested lenses are:

  1. AFS 14-24mm/2.8G
  2. AFS 17-35mm/2.8
  3. AFS 17-55mm/2.8G (DX)
  4. AF 20-35mm/2.8
  5. AFS 24-70mm/2.8G
  6. AFS 28-70mm/2.8
  7. AFS 18-200mm/3.5-5.6G VR I (DX)
  8. AFS 70-200mm/2.8G Type I
  9. AiS 58mm/1.2 Noct
  10. Zeiss 100mm/2 Macro Planar
    Hope you find the article useful.
    ~Andy
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