Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: 50/2 R and Flare
From: Mikiro M <>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 00:04:30 +0100

At 9:54 pm +0100 10/2/99, Gerald Hsu wrote:
>I don't know whether Kyocera-Zeiss 50/1.7 nor N*** 50/1.8 have better
>flare control than 50/2.0-R Summicron, I do also experience slight veiling
>flare with my late 3cam 50mm Summicron under certain light condition
>where my 60mm Elmarit would perform flawlessly. My 50mm Summicron comes
>with the build-in shade which I use it regularly. Even with the slight
>veiling flare problem with 50mm Summicron, some of my most beautiful
>images are still made from my Summicron.
>Gerald Hsu

I agree with you in that 50 mm Summicron-R's do make fascinating images in
*some* conditions.  Unfortunately, I traded them for other Leica glasses
before learning the conditions in which they fascinate me.

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Mikiro Mori
Strasbourg, Europe