1. ibbyj's Avatar
    Hey guys, not sure if anyone else has this problem with taking photos on their new Pixel 2 devices, but using my 5" version whenever I take a shot at night, like the photo attached, I am getting this weird ghosting reflection.

    If you look at the dark sky above the road you can see a reflection of the headlights and taillights.

    Anyone else?
    Attached Thumbnails Pixel 2 Camera Lens Reflection problem-5754.jpg  
    11-09-2017 08:44 AM
  2. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    With HDR+ on or off?
    Ca_lvn likes this.
    11-09-2017 09:05 AM
  3. ibbyj's Avatar
    I have not tried turning HDR+ off, but I shouldn't have to if it's on by default...?

    I'll test it tonight, but ONLY FOR SCIENCE. Haha
    11-09-2017 09:24 AM
  4. e30ernest's Avatar
    Going to try the obvious first (so apologies if this seems dumb), is your camera lens clean?
    DMP89145 likes this.
    11-09-2017 09:43 AM
  5. KillerQ's Avatar
    If it's dark, and i take a picture of something close-up, I can see a glowing ring on the object.... i'm assuming this is some sort of IR lighting or low-light assistance....
    11-09-2017 10:22 AM
  6. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    HDR + can cause this too that's why previous poster was asking
    11-09-2017 10:41 AM
  7. ibbyj's Avatar
    I'm looking at a video I took with snapchat the same night and it too has the reflections. The headlights are also visible. Don't think it's HDR+ after seeing that.

    Yes, my lens is clean. haha
    11-09-2017 01:37 PM
  8. carpsmithmeuk's Avatar
    Hi

    I got my Pixel 2 XL last week and have also noticed at night that there is this weird ghosting in bright lights HDR+ on, all standard settings.

    See over the dog's face the reflection of the board to the right.

    So this is a brand new phone, with a clean lens.

    This is not the first picture that I have with this problem, also shows up well on videos.

    I will try again with HDR off, but is this a hardware issue?

    Thanks
    Attached Thumbnails Pixel 2 Camera Lens Reflection problem-mvimg_20171202_184817.jpg  
    12-04-2017 08:59 AM
  9. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Possibly HDR+ related
    12-04-2017 09:20 AM
  10. ksu1971's Avatar
    I had a similar issue with my Pixel 2. I contacted Google and it ended up being the case I had on my phone. It was interfering with the low light sensors.
    12-04-2017 03:48 PM
  11. mfriedman79's Avatar
    I had a similar issue with my Pixel 2. I contacted Google and it ended up being the case I had on my phone. It was interfering with the low light sensors.
    That would also be my question. Do you have a case on it? Clear or solid? have you tried without the case to see if there is some refraction from the case or a sensor being blocked in some way?
    12-04-2017 05:00 PM

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