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Funny ghost circles on image on long exposures zoom lens


\015 Taking pictures of the Northern Lights I had round circles show up in the image that are slightly red in color. This is with a 30 Sec exposure at an ISO of 1600 on a Canon 10 D with a factory zoom lens, 28mm to about 135 mm and image stabilization. I do not know if it is a lens problem or camera issue.\015

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Is there any way you could post one or more of these pictures so we can see it? From the verbal description alone it could be lens flare, caused by reflections from the internal surfaces of the lens. Without actually seeing it...
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Funny ghost circles on image on long exposures zoom lens


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