It looks very like the Nikon phenomenon. With Nikon it only seems to
happen with the predigital 50mm lenses, at small apertures. Digital
sensors are a lot more reflective than film apparently. It does not
seem to happen with more modern lenses where all the surfaces are
multicoated. The shape of the rear element probably affects it too. I
wonder that sensor filters are not multicoated as well.
Long Beach, California, USA
On Mar 21, 2006, at 2:41 AM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
> More playing with the E-300 + Tamron 90/2.5.
> When the Tamron is stopped down to f22 and I take a shot of a blank
> wall I
> get something like this:
> Notice the bright spot roughly in the middle of the frame !
> This behaviour starts to become noticeable at around f11.
> The problem doesn't occur with the 14-45mm or the Zuiko 85/2 !
> I have heard of flare problems (Nikon context from memory) with light
> bouncing off the sensor to the rear element of a lens and back
> again. Could
> the geometry of the Tamron be just right to show this effect ?
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