I bought this 8x point B+W Star filter because I thought it would give me the effect I wanted in some night shots. If you notice on the packaging, the starred effect is extending a reasonable amount from the light source. Perfect methinks. I wanted a good shot from this location, my Mom's backyard. When I fitted the filter, the only adjustment I can figure out is to be able to rotate the rays around and not the length. I am also dissappointed with the colorization. Anybody have any experience, words of wisdom on what my options are to make it more pleasing. The extent is way too much for me. I also tried various apertures, shutter speeds and such with similar results. Thanks.