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    Question How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    Do any of you have any handy recommendations of how to deal with the glare and reflections coming from the crystal and shine surfaces.

    I am sure I am overlooking the obvious!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    I would start by buying a good polarizing filter for your lens. It will afford you some control over some

    of the annoying reflections caused by shiny surfaces. If you are using an SLR, some experimentation will show some startling results.
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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    A circular polarizer is a big help. You can at least minimize them or place them where you want by adjusting it. Above that, I use a "reflector" ... which in my case is various colors of picture framing mat board. Most of the time black will saturate the dial color best, but on lighter color dials I have used silver, yellow, etc. Simply position the reflector such that it is all that is seen in the reflection of the crystal.

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    Thank you very much - I will make a start with the polarizing filter.
    Also, I found out that my "good" camera - Leica T requires a macro lens.
    However, I also discovered that my rather more pedestrian Cannon camera has a macro lens built in.

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    I'm no expert in photography, just a simplistic point and shoot camera type. What I do to prevent glare is I use a piece of White card see pictures below, I know there are obviously more technical ways to do it, but this is how I do it it's cheap easy and very simplistic.

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    Quote Originally Posted by tifoso48 View Post
    Do any of you have any handy recommendations of how to deal with the glare and reflections coming from the crystal and shine surfaces.

    I am sure I am overlooking the obvious!

    Thanks a lot.
    lots of experimentation....
    Light box is very helpful, but not the entire solution. I have polarizing filters. In some situations they are helpful and in others, not so much. The key is adjusting the light and then blocking any reflections. Something like this any good?

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanook65 View Post
    lots of experimentation....
    Light box is very helpful, but not the entire solution. I have polarizing filters. In some situations they are helpful and in others, not so much. The key is adjusting the light and then blocking any reflections. Something like this any good?

    Very nice shot!

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joker7843 View Post
    Very nice shot!
    Thanks

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    A light box goes a long ways towards helping with the reflections. Here is a pic of my setup.

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    Re: How to deal with the annoying glare and reflection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanook65 View Post
    A light box goes a long ways towards helping with the reflections. Here is a pic of my setup.
    What kind of bulbs are you using in those lights?

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