Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] Which Ultra-Wide, Heliar 15mm or Heliar 12mm
Date: 2 May 2001 11:12:11 EDT

Does anyone have an opinion or has anyone had experience in using these two

The 12mm Heliar gives me an extra 10 degrees of view, it has, dare I say it, a
filter attachment option and is around double the price.

I noted from a recent edition of Leica Fotographie was that there is some
noticable vignetting and more chance of flare when compared with the 15mm
Heliar - is this true?

Information of image quality, usability, differences in the two finders, i.e.
barrelling and build quality would be greatly appreciated.

Julian Topley

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