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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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good lense for flare

any recommendations for a lens that has an attractive easily achieved flare?

i'm guessing some older manual lenses might work... it seems like most modern lens flare really oddly.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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Just add it in your software you are using for editing. Most of them have that effect.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Here's my favorite for this:

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Old July 28th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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Just add it in your software you are using for editing. Most of them have that effect.
Just not the same when added in post. It doesn't look as organic as it does when captured live. In answer to the OP question, older manual focus lenses should provide some pretty cool lens flares. Just shoot into a light source and you're all set!
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #5
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For good composition, use natural organic light
For great composition, control organic light in post, you can do wonders with post lighting...

here are some examples... and yes, Video Copilot is also a great product and also Knoll Light Factory...

some examples..

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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #6
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Oh hey, Andy...

I have two old LOMOs I use when I need gritty flare goodness. Shot most of this video with a 50mm LOMO on my T2i:

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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #7
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18-55 mk1 kit lens seems to flare readily.

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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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For good composition, use natural organic light
For great composition, control organic light in post, you can do wonders with post lighting...

here are some examples... and yes, Video Copilot is also a great product and also Knoll Light Factory...

some examples..

Red Giant Software: Knoll Light Factory Pro 2.5 - Examples
Exactly! I use Optical Flares typically by creating a mask on a natural light source like a reflection, the sun, headlights etc. then track that and apply Optical Flares to that light source. It ends up looking very natural and can be indistinguishable from the real thing. Very easy to do and the "less is more" philosophy applies usually.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #9
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Another thing to keep in mind with organic lens flares is that the number of actual FLARES that appear in your footage coincides with the number of individual lens elements inside the lens - therefore zoom lenses SHOULD always have more iterations than primes. Something to keep in mind if you only want 2 or 3 individual flares and all you have are zooms...
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