Originally Posted by Don Landis
When it comes to lens flares, you have to go back to basic photography rules. Put the sun behind you!
The wider your lens shoots the more critical this rule becomes. Finally you can do like the pros and use flags and lens shades to cut down on side light glare. Of course, it seems strange to use a large matte box hood on a 3D1 but using a buddy holding a flag or a large black piece of foam card will aid in the elimination of side light glare.
Having used DSLR's for the past few years I always used lens hoods and so flare coming in from the top or sides were a non issue.
For obvious reasons there's no lens hood on the 3D1 and I take your point that the wider the lens the higher the chance of flare so presuming that the twin lens on the 3D1 gives you an extra wide angle
I must try and shake the 'Auto point and shoot' mode I now find my brain locked into after all these years of relatively hassle free SLR use.
As I've said before I'm loving the learning curve of taking 3D pics but you don't always notice this flare till later.
The other day I took some great 3D photo's of one of my cats playing in the garden under a big bush but later when I was putting them onto my PC I noticed this shard of light streaking down from the top of the images
caused by the sun which was high above and to the side well out of the image area. Totally ruined the shots and I deleted them straight away.
Don't know about the buddy holding a flag or large piece of black foam though as I'd have to have a pretty dedicated friend with the amount of photo's I take lol
Threeds finger solution sounds a little more practical although I'm all confused wether it's supposed to be 3 fingers and 2 thumbs or four fingers and 1 thumb or just all fingers and thumbs? I think I need to ask him for a diagram lol
Speaking of which...
Originally Posted by threed123
OutFoxed: Yup, I get the lens flare too, and it's very annoying as I thought I had a smudge on one of the lens, but no. It can destroy contrast in otherwise great pics. I have tried to hold one hand over the top of the camera to shield the lens, with thumb under camera and four fingers over camera--shift your hand left with 3 fingers over the lens and your forefinger and thumb holding the camera. This will cover the mic, though, so works better for pics than video.
Since your pics are all green, they should show up ok as anaglyphs--lets' see some...Scratch...scratch...;o).
You don't have time to look at anaglyphs my friend as you should be tooooooooo busy trying out Sony Vegas Pro 11 so that we can all see you're photo's in glorious 'non anaglyph' HD side by side mode!
Also keen to see your museum video as no doubt that'll be the nearest I'll ever get to being there living all these miles away.
Besides when I arrived at that place and saw it's state of decline it kinda made me lose my enthusiasm for taking 3D photo's and so just took a few random shots which really aren't up to anything.
I'll just post these few though as they seem to have some good depth in anaglyph for a change? Oh and I haven't auto aligned these either as per your suggestion (or at least I don't think I did?lol)