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    Lens Flare - Canon 100mm macro lens

    I have just purchased a Canon 100mm macro lens and have noticed that I am getting a high proportion of photos with whitish octagonal shapes in them (what I believe to be lens flare). Is this lens defective as the 100mm macro is known to be good at avoiding lens flare or is it user error - I am relatively new to photography.

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    Re: Lens Flare

    Hi Gab - Are you using a lens hood? You need to set up a shot where you get lens flare without a hood. Then take the same shot with the hood. If there is lens flare with the hood, then that would be a possible problem with the lens.

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    Re: Lens Flare

    Thanks David. I have ordered a lens hood and look forward to seeing if it makes a difference.

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    Re: Lens Flare

    Besides flare, I find that I often get better contrast and colour saturation when using a lens hood for macro work.

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    Re: Lens Flare - Canon 100mm macro lens

    Use a good multi-coated lens filter, not single coat, to reduce flaring. I prefer using B+W's Pro F series but the higher end Hoya Pro 1 Series does very nicely too.

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