Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/15

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Photo Site (followup and comments)
From: Andrew Nemeth <azn@nemeng.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 10:55:14 +1000

Arne Helme <Arne.Helme@stelvio.nl> wrote:

>Andrew Nemeth also asked about flare.  I deliberately kept the sun out
>of the shots to avoid flare.  There are simply to many undesired side
>effects of flare and I don't want to provoke flare more than
>necessary.

Ah, but you don't know what you're missing!

(Some) Leica glass is designed to cope brilliantly
with flare.  Indeed, it is precisely because of this
that I dumped my Nikon gear in 1998 and went Leica!

Some examples from my Southeast Tasmanian project
from last year.  All of these following are seamless
360-degree panoramas shot with a Leica Fisheye-Elmarit
16mm:

<http://4020.net/cgiz/secape.pl?s=7mfr>

<http://4020.net/cgiz/secape.pl?s=8mfr>

<http://4020.net/cgiz/secape.pl?s=9mfr>

There is simply no way the Nikon 16mm equivalent would
have coped with the sun directly into the lens.

Which is why I was interested in how well the R 19mm
and especially the new R 50mm Summilux handled the sun.


Regds,


Andrew Nemeth

<http://4020.net>    -> photos, 360 panoramic vrs, sounds
<http://nemeng.com>  -> vr java applets, leica faq, tech info




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