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Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Focus Shift with Color Filters on M Monochrom

June 2013 lens sample, which suffered from poor flare control.

Tests of the Leica M Monochrom showed that the use or orange and deep red filters led to a very significant rearward focus shift, with red wavelengths backfocusing substantially. See Filters and Focus Error / Sharpness.

Lighting color temperature was around 6000°K for this test. This might have a bearing on the amount of focus shift, see Focus Shift with Color Filters on M Monochrom.

Focus shift in visible and with deep red filter

The Michael Tapes Lens Align target was used here for convenience is seeing the focus shift issues. The crops below are actual pixels.

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