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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Newest Summicron-M 50mm lens flare
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 17:24:10 -0700

Gee, Mike,
I don't know. My late model 50mm Summicron is the most flare resistant lens
I have ever used. I assume yours is clean adn in good condition. Sounds as
if something is amiss, or possibly that you are expecting more from the lens
than it can give. Perhaps others have had your problem
Joe Stephenson
- -----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dembinski <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 1998 9:08 AM
Subject: [Leica] Newest Summicron-M 50mm lens flare

>I bought a Summicron-M 50mm new last year to go with my M6 and find it is
>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?