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Subject: [Leica] Lens Choices - Final Installment
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:54:31 -0500
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Your question prompted me to do a little research.  I went through the 
full set of images, and, in one of my discards, the 45-degree angle of 
the fence wire is evident in the grayed out area.  Hence, it apparently 
depended on the wire's position with respect to the lens.  Actually, 
this was the best result of any combination of lenses and fence fire 
that I have attempted, and there have been quite a few.  If you center 
the lens on a fence wire "hole", of course, it disappears, but this is 
hard to maintain with a fluid scene at the plate.

I also think I have solved the lens hood problem, as long as I keep the 
lens on a 4/3 camera like the E-1.  I have a Pentax hood that is made 
for the 135/4 lens, with the same threads as the 50/1.4.  On the E-1, 
with a field of view equivalent to a 100mm lens, there is no corner 
vignetting.  I just took it out and shot a few frames of tree tops and 
sky, and the corners come back clean.

Thanks for asking.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 4/24/2015 8:36 AM, George Lottermoser wrote:
> you caught some fine action Jim.
> do you attribute the "graying down" on the left of the action frames to 
> "flare?"
> did you burn those areas in?
> a note off the iPad, George
> On Apr 23, 2015, at 8:47 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 
> wrote:
>> Well, I finished off the day by taking the E-1, set for ISO 800, and my 
>> lens of choice, a 1971 Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50/1.4 
>> (7-element) to a twilight ball game.  I shot around 18 frames and got 4 
>> keepers plus some backup shots.
>> My gr-grandson, Bobby, got a hit, and I can even see the ball:
>> His team mate also got a hit, and drove him in from third base:
>> Bobby scored a run and I am in a position to capture the action:
>> All this time, Lauren and Charlie are enjoying a snack in the bleachers:
>> I'm now convinced that the lens is worth my investing in a better M42 to 
>> 4/3 adapter.  Looks like CameraQuest is going to make some money off of 
>> me.
>> I appreciate your patience with me.
>> Comments and critiques welcomed.
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