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#1 J Ruberto

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

I notice in films how cinematographers sometimes have to include direct natural and artificial light sources in their shots. The flare especially at night is usually a band of blue- if it flares at all. Is this dependent on the multi coating of the cinema lenses,huge hoods, great filters, the design of the lens,or a combination? I would like to use a prime lens for night still photography on sets that has these characteristics ie, reduced flare,ghosting.. I read an article that talked about the zeiss primes for nikon were designed to match up the their cinema line on several movies. I also read very mixed reviews about these lenses for their price. any suggestions or experience?
thanks for your time
J
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:11 PM

The blue band is a trait of anamorphic lenses.

Your best bet is to use a multicoated prime and to flag off any non-imageforming light from the lens.
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