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Had a GREAT rainbow (double) over my house. Brightest I have ever seen. Took some pictures but you can barely see the rainbow. Everything else came out clear and sharp. Do I need a filter or something?

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6/11/2001 6:12:23 PM

Hermann  Graf   Mike: The problem with rainbows is a) metering, b) focusing. With AF cameras and center-weighted metering, anything else but the rainbow is metered/focused. Best is spot metering at the rainbow itself (beware that also the colors come different), and manual focusing at it. Realize that the rainbow is not sharp, therefore compromise between it and the surroundings. Also, it's better to use a longer lens, otherwise it will be very "thin" on the pic. Hope this helps.

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6/12/2001 2:29:01 AM

Matt Smith   Hermann: would it be better err on the side of under- or over-exposure for a rainbow?

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6/12/2001 1:28:13 PM

Hermann  Graf   Matt: When you overexpose, you have a better chance that the surroundings come better on the pic. This should be no problem with print film; with slide film, the colors may fade away.

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6/13/2001 3:19:47 AM

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