Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Newest Summicron-M 50mm lens flare
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 98 14:15:10 -0500

That is indeed odd.  My 50 'cron is the most flare-proof lens
I own.  I've even shot full contre-jour with it, and there is no
evidence of flare (unlike my 35, which does flare a bit with the
sun in the frame).

Maybe you should phone one of the repair people that are mentioned
on here - Sherri Krauter, DAG or Reinhold Mueller - tell them about
the problem and see if it's something they could check out for you.


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Subject: [Leica] Newest Summicron-M 50mm lens flare 
Author:  < > at internet
Date:    10/21/98 6:06 PM

I bought a Summicron-M 50mm new last year to go with my M6 and find it is far 
more prone to flare than any of my older lenses. One side of the rectangle, 
opposite to the light source, sometimes gets an added and unwanted dose of 
exposure. I can't work out why. I've never experienced this effect in 17 
years of Leica M photography. To ensure the pull-out lens hood stays out, I 
have stretched an elastic band over it. Still happens, though. Why? Was the 
old clip-on, cut-out lens hood simply more effective?
Is this a known phenomenom? What am I doing wrong?