Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Bokeh? Summilux Aspherical?
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 16:29:57 -0400

At 02:07 PM 01-05-98 EDT, you wrote:
>I also use the 35F1.4 non-aspherical and feel that it produces exquisite
>images- very smooth transitions in the out of focus areas. However, it has an
>extreme flare problem wide open at certain angles relative to a light source.
>Unlike an SLR lens, you don't see the "effect" until it is too late. Has that
>particular problem been reduced with the aspherical design? 
>Extreme sharpness is not my interest for a 35mm used wide open, but flare is.

I use my 35/1.4 aspherical without the lens hood (and with a UV filter!),
and have never encountered any kind of a flare problem in all sorts of
lighting conditions.  

Dan C.