Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/03

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Subject: [Leica] 50mm flare
From: Mike Johnston <>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 16:27:18 +0000

>>>There is one complaint I have with the 50 Summicron, especially
compared to
the new 35 Summicron ASPH - FLARE.  Bright, pinpoint sources are handled

very well by both lenses.  The 50 seems to have a very difficult time
filtered or diffused backlighting behind the subject.  Better than most
lenses, but not even close to the 35 Summicron ASPH.<<<

Agreed, except for the part about it being "better than most lenses."
It's not.

It's the #1 weakness of that lens.

- --Mike