Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 80 Summilux/100 APO
From: "Rob Studdert" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 11:50:28 +1000

On 15 Sep 98, at 18:39, Eric Welch wrote:

> At 01:43 PM 9/15/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >Is it also true that the macro lens produces a flatness of field not
> >particularly favourable for portraits or "people" shots?  Would the 80 or
> >90 be a better choice?
> To assume that flatness of field is somehow a problem is a mistaken
> notion. All lens makers make their lenses as flat of field as possible.
> It's just with Macros, it's more important than otherwise. But that
> doesn't mean that it's any less important with other lenses. They just
> have to balance that against other things. -- 

I suspect that Arturo's mention of the "flatness of field" of the 100mm macro 
lens in this instance was probably more a reference to the apparent 
perspective compression produced when a portrait is taken from a greater 
distance through a longer lens?


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