Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/30

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Subject: [Leica] CV lens recommendations
From: grduprey at (
Date: Fri Mar 30 13:46:04 2007

I've managed rather easily to get my 35 Nocton to flare.  My only real 
complaint about it.  Am using it right now on the M8 with a Heliopan UV/IR 
filter.  At least until the 49 mm IR filter from Leica arrives, then I will 
go back to the 35 Summilux.


-------------- Original message from Daniel Ridings <>: 

> Justin Viiret wrote: 
> >> From what I am hearing the Nokton needs stopped down to 2.8 and that 
> >> most CV glass is subject to flaring.. Super wide angles are not my cup 
> >> of tea. I generally use a 35. 
> > 
> > Is this true? I've only really used the 40/1.4, but I've never, ever got 
> > it to flare. Not even once, and I used to use it without the hood all 
> > the time (couldn't get one until about 9 months after I bought the lens) 
> > . Perhaps this is only limited some of the CV glass? 
> I'm with Justin on this. I have a 21/4 that I have rarely managed to get 
> to flare (by shooting straigth into the sun). 
> CV glass doesn't flare as much as Leica lenses from the 50's and before. 
> Sounds like a rumour if you ask me. 
> Daniel 
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