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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: 35mm M Summicron ASPH lens-flare
From: "John M. Holcomb" <jholcomb@one.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:22:04 -0500
References: <l03130301b6dd49bacd4d@[210.23.154.172]>

Does this mean that I should save my $$ and buy the pre-asph 35 2.0 instead?

Your images are disconcerting.

John Holcomb
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Nemeth <azn@nemeng.com>
To: <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:06 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: 35mm M Summicron ASPH lens-flare


> > [ sideways remark by me that the 35mm M Summicron ASPH
> > flares easily ]
>
> I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but unlike some others
> on this list (ahem...), I have examples to back this statement up.
>
> See:
>
> <http://nemeng.com/misc/flare1.jpg>   JPEG  35 KB
>
> <http://nemeng.com/misc/flare2.jpg>   JPEG  38 KB
>
> Both images are presented full-frame & uncropped, with minimal
> colour balance and no gamma adjustment.  Lens aperture was f8
> and f5.6 respectively and yes, the lens was crystal clean (!)
> I also used the rectangular lens-hood which comes with the lens
> (indeed, the interior of the LH has been repainted jet matt black).
>
> I knew I was pushing my luck with #1 as the sun was just peeking
> over the edge of the roof above the couple.  Was disappointed
> however with the fogging in #2 as the view out the train window
> wasn't that bright (it was an overcast day).
>
> OTOH, my venerable 50mm M Summicron can handle these kinds of
> lighting conditions without a wimper.
>
> QED - so much for the 35mm Summicron ASPH being the "best ever
> Leica lens"!
>
> Regds,
>
>
> Andrew Nemeth
>
> <http://4020.net>    -> photos, 360 panoramic vrs, sounds
> <http://nemeng.com>  -> vr java applets, leica faq, tech info
>
>
>
>
>

In reply to: Message from Andrew Nemeth <azn@nemeng.com> ([Leica] Re: 35mm M Summicron ASPH lens-flare)