Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 11:33:44 +0100
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Thanks Ted, I'll wait a bit then!

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted Grant" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 4:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux

> Julian Thomas wrote
> >>>>Do  you never have problems with flare? I find even trying to focus in
> bar
> > where there are spot lights in  the ceiling but the overall light is low
> is
> > hell because of flare. I remember meeting up with some guys and
> > M2/3/4/6 and the 6 flared and the others didn't. What is your
> Hi Julian,
> I have no secrets and never knew I had a flare problem until it was
> mentioned on the LUG!   It happens on occasion, but I just quickly move
> camera and avoid it right away never thinking about it and keep right on
> shooting without any thought.
> Maybe I've had flare since 1985 when I got my 3 - M6's and just never knew
> about it as I work quickly and usually without much thought of anything
> but capturing the moments I'm being paid to put on film.
> And as long as the film is advancing as rapidly as I work the RapidWinder
> with the little red arrows lighting up I'm just as happy as a puppy.:-)
> I suppose if one is working slowly and in a deliberate manner they would
> more aware of flare when it happens, but as I said, if it occurs with me I
> just move the camera or my head and it's gone, but that quick reaction is
> natural as breathing without any thought of the flare.  Maybe because I've
> been using M6's for 15-16 years.
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited

In reply to: Message from Stanislaw Stawowy <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
Message from "Ted Grant" <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
Message from "Julian Thomas" <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
Message from "Ted Grant" <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)