Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Not Leica quality
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 13:15:18 +0200
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Subject: Re: [Leica] Not Leica quality

> Steve Huntley wrote:
> >>>>> On Thursday I bought a 15mm Heliar. On Friday, I shot photos with
> developed the film and printed (via Photoshop) the results. On Saturday, I
> returned the lens and got a refund. ......snip.....
> but the the overexposure was so great that there was little detail there
> what there was, was very fuzzy. In my opinion, this is an overrated
> lens.<<<<<<
Hi Steve,
I too got rid of my heliar, but not for quality reasons - I just couldn't
shoot with it! Photog problem not lens. The overexposure you mention could
be that the 15 will give a lot more foreground or sky (depends which way you
tilt it!) into the meter and I doubt if you can use the internal meter with
it without compensation. Quality wise, mine was great! Did you try swapping
adaptors as i think I read that some 'decentred' more than others?


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