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Leica 50mm ƒ/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Veiling Flare 50/2 AA: Shaded and Unshaded (June 2013 Sample)

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

On Leica M Type 240. No filter was used and the lens shade was fully extended.

See the other flare assessment pages for the 50/2 APO ASPH, such as the flare behavior under field shooting conditions.

Assessing veiling flare

The goal here was to maximize flare: the camera was placed on a tripod, then was rotated and angled in order to achieve the visibly worst case flare without having the sun directly in the frame (it is not necessarily worse to include the sun and might actually be better, but this was not the goal).

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