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

First Impressions with the D7000

This posting is a rough translation of several comments I wrote in diverse internet fora about my first impressions with the D7000. The camera arrived on Nov 5th and in the following 3 weeks, I’ve basically “blogged” in the german NFF forum about my experiences with the newly introduced camera. Others from the english speaking community asked about a translated version of this. A good opportunity to start my small project over here. I love to learn and I love to share. Maybe some people find the content useful.

With that, enjoy my first article about the D7000, (watch out it is rather long)

~Andy