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Old January 11th, 2008, 06:24 AM   #1
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Star shaped sun

Please see atached frame grab from a clip of my EX1.

http://www.moohobae.com/mine/test/sunset.jpg

I love everythig of this picture except just one.
The sun looks like a star...

Maybe I guess this is related to the shape of the iris.
Is this common in this price range camcorder models?

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Old January 11th, 2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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Perhaps a jpeg next time would ease the lownload.
Your picture shows rather an unusual sun. Of course it's greatly over-exposed which doesn't help matters, but the points are as you suspect caused by the six-bladed iris. The look of these points will depend on focal length, aperture and exposure, and doesn't really have much to do with the camcorder model. Of course CCDs would have probably given you the dreadful vertical smear on top of the points, so you're one step ahead already.

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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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Tom, Thanks for your valuable information. And I replaced .bmp to .jpg. Thanks again.

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Old January 11th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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looks to me like lens flare. perhaps its lens flare that just looks unusual because the bright source is being shot straight on? of you pan way, do any of the hexagons move? i believe lens flare like that is usually affected by the shape of the aperture in that way, so the shape would make sense. thats my guess
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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I actually like the star in the sun look. It looks like the Star of Bethlehem.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #6
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I watched HDTV broadcasting today, and there are so many clips with the star-shaped sun, much worse than mine. Thanks guys!

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