I have a Canon Optura 20. When I shoot football under the lights at night I tend to get a long thin glare from the stadium lights. Is there something like a lens hood or a filter that I can get for this camera to help minimize this?
You are talking about a vertical line that extends up and down from the light? I don't know of any way to prevent this its a problem with CCD based cameras - but removing any filter or WA attachment will help.