Lens flare (green dots)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by davidhao, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. davidhao macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012

    As you can see with the attached picture, the new ipod touch 5gen suffers greens dots (3 here) fare when pointing the camera against direct light. The front facttime camera suffers the same, which is quite annoying because:

    1. the iphone 4s doesn't have this problem
    2. I have a green dot when facetiming everytime the light in my room is directly behind my head
    3. Apple would probably say: you held it the wrong way:(

    Do you guys' shiny new touches have this problem? Please let me know.
  2. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2007
    Hmmmm interesting. Guess we'll have to wait other users of the newest touch confirm this to determine whether it's a widespread problem or maybe it affects only your unit.
  3. davidhao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    So i tried ipod touch 4gen, iphone 4s, both didn't have this problem. The new ipad has pretty much the same flare (ghosting) with different color, but not as bad.

    I assume it's just a normal lens thing, just wondering what caused the difference between the devices...
  4. Alan Carter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    Those bulbs look like they might be florescent. Are they? I know some florescent bulbs can have a weird spectrum of frequencies compared to the sun or incandescent bulbs.

    Does the lens flare show up in a different colour when photographing a normal incandescent bulb?
  5. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Or how about taking a normal photo...
  6. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    I moved through my house taking photos of lights, both overhead and on the table. The only green spots I saw was when I was aiming straight up, directly into the spots of my track lights over the kitchen sink. They are very bright.

    Out of curiosity, I aimed my Nikon camera at the same lights and saw two bright blue lines coming off the spots.

    No big deal - just light bouncing off lens/camera components. Don't aim directly into lights or the sun.
  7. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    The lens in the iPT5 has a higher quality, so the lens captures more light and “produces” lens flares.

    This is the result of a polarizing filter.

    Of course not. :)

    I want the light on the object, not directly in my camera lens.
  8. Luckybobby macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2011
    From SNL “I just get annoyed, when I point my iPhone directly towards the sun I get a slight purplish hue in my photos” You're not supposed to be taking picture of light bulbs, or the sun with a normal mobile camera.

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