Quiz – can you match the lens to the flare it creates?

Jun 1, 2016

Stefan Kohler

Stefan Kohler is a full-time retoucher. He’s from Germany and likes bacon. In the last years, he built up a broad community around his retouching classes at the Infinite tool’s website. You can follow his work oninstagram.

Quiz – can you match the lens to the flare it creates?

Jun 1, 2016

Stefan Kohler

Stefan Kohler is a full-time retoucher. He’s from Germany and likes bacon. In the last years, he built up a broad community around his retouching classes at the Infinite tool’s website. You can follow his work oninstagram.

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Do you like lens flares? And I don’t mean those CGI flares. No sirs! We are talking about real lens flares made with real vintage lenses. Are you sharp enough to match the lens to the flare?

We know that it’s not easy because we made a lens flare package with real lenses and real flares for composites and adding a punch to photos. But even after playing with those lenses for a few days it was not easy to match a flare to a lens.

Hit the jump to test your flare to lens matching powers.

Here are some hints to consider when guessing a lens to match a flare: consider flare size and focal length; shape of flare vs. shape of lens blades; and your estimation of quality of coating.

Which lens was used?

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Half way there. Which lens was used?

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Which lens was used?

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Which lens was used?

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Which lens was used?

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Can you guess the lens based only on its lens flare?
Looks like lens flares aren’t exactly your thing.

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If you like those flares for your photos, you can always get the flares package. But if you want the real thing, here is the list of lenses we used. Most are pennies to buy

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Stefan Kohler

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Stefan Kohler is a full-time retoucher. He’s from Germany and likes bacon. In the last years, he built up a broad community around his retouching classes at the Infinite tool’s website. You can follow his work oninstagram.

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