Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Dr. Blacktape has some recanting to do: Having sung the praises of his recently purchased Serenar 35 2.8, and having boldly challenged his fellow LUGers to find the Serenar images in his latest posting of photos, Dr. Blacktape has made a sad discovery - he was incredibly lucky with the first job on which he used the Serenar. Dr. Blacktape has sadly discovered that if the light isn't JUST right - angle, intensity, etc. - the Serenar SUCKS. Sorry, the Good Doctor is loath to use such a crude descriptive term, but it certainly fits. Flare? You want flare? You want muddy images? Try an old LSM Serenar without a lens shade under less than ideal conditions and you'll have FLARE. Interesting flare, perhaps - but flare none the less. Flare you won't get with a 35 Summilux ASPH. Ah well, so much for saving money by buying 40-year-old optics.