Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 15mm Heliar--Vignetting & Underexposure
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 10:29:14 -0400
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It's even worse with the 12.  Even when you point it down, you get tons of
sky.   I usually use the "sunny f16 (or f11 in my variation)" rule most of
the time with this lens.

By the way, here's another example of a photo taken with the Voigtlander
12.  For this I made heavy use of Photoshop's perspective controls to try
and correct the keystoning.  I might have actually overdone it slightly.

dan c.

At 09:33 AM 02-04-01 -0400, Howard Wells wrote:
>I agree with Ted Grant about using incident metering with this lens.
>I've shot with a Nikkor 15mm lens as well and unless you are careful
>with your center-weighted TTL metering you are likely to get
>As for the quality of the Heliar I find it very satisfactory. I shot a
>50' wide mosaic under less than perfect conditions--could not get more
>than 10' away from the piece and harsh sunlight--and the results were
>lovely with Provia 100 F. I've only used one sample of the lens but it
>is a great bargain.
>Howard Wells

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