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  1. #1 Dot pattern Flair 
    What is the solution to avoid this dot pattern flair? Shot from the back seat of a helicopter and when the sun hits the lens it's pretty bad, specially at the end of clip. I think it was pretty closed down, shot on Ruby 14-24.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTKAbB4w4WM
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    I made a short tutorial video that addresses the annoying red spots. Here is the Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/397334737
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    STHL OLPF normally does it... or shooting with the aperture far more open.
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    ND and opening the aperture is the easiest solution.
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    With the Standard OLPF, the dots come after only f5.6... And I think LLO is supposed to be worse! 😟

    That said, with STH you’d have to actively be trying to make it happen (e.g. f22+ looking directly into a hard source.). Also apparently lenses have an impact on it, and unfortunately the wider the more likely it is to occur.

    Anyway, as others have said, solution is to use STH *or* don’t go beyond f5.6 (via ND or shutter.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. Jaeger View Post
    I made a short tutorial video that addresses the annoying red spots. Here is the Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/397334737
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    With the Standard OLPF, the dots come after only f5.6...
    the stop changes dependng on lens design as well....
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    Use the skin tone highlight OLFP for best results shooting flares stopped down.
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