Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/31

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Subject: [Leica] Flare-prone Summicron ??
From: "Mikiro Mori" <>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 12:41:48 PST

Hi, LUGgers,

I recently traded my 50 mm Summicron M (11819/the previous version) for 
the current chrome version (11816).  The newer one gives apparent flare 
(or ghosts) in the upper middle area of the frame in against-the-light 
shots.  This occurs even when I use its built-in hood in cloudy weather 
and is very annoying.  No smudges are visible on the lens elements even 
with intense light.  This is the most flare-prone of all the three 50 mm 
Summicron's I have ever used. Is it just defective?  Anybody has had 
similar experience?  Thanks in advance.

Bonne Année!
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Mikiro Mori
Strasbourg, Alsace
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