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    SL, 24mm Lux- M, 35mm Lux- M, 50mm Noctilux 0.95, 75mm Lux-M, 28mm Summaron-M, 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit-SL, 50mm Lux-SL, 90-280mm Vario-Elmarit-SL
  1. I use the Leica M-Adapter L. I just did some quick, rudimentary testing with the camera/ lens combo and noticed that as I close the aperture, the purple spot gets smaller but more intense, as if the focusing gets tighter. As I open the aperture, the spot gets larger but has less intensity. It seems as if the same amount of purple light is being diffused onto a greater area at larger aperture and focused into a smaller, tighter area as the aperture gets smaller. The spot is definitely round. Pointing towards or away from the sun or brightly lit area doesn’t seem to affect much, it is still present but perhaps changes intensity depending on ambient light conditions. Indoors or in lower overall light conditions it is less visible. Also, the spot seems to almost always be there, if I focus on a dark object surrounded by a brighter area it is the most noticeable and if I then adjust focus to the brighter area it is still there but being masked slightly by the brighter light. From f16 to f5.6 it’s quite visible. At f4 it’s barely visible and at about 2.8 and larger it doesn’t seem to be visible anymore.
  2. Hi all, Thanks everyone for your input, and especially the touched up example from Pete, it looks much better and I appreciate you taking the time to do that. Clearly I need to do some more experimentation to determine in exactly what kind of conditions it happens and how to minimize or avoid it. I’ll try changing apertures and see how that affects it, but in my experience it’s happened all the way down to at least 5.6, but for sure it seems worse at smaller apertures. As soon as I get home this weekend I will experiment and let you know more. I always use the lens hood. I haven’t tried to tape up the corner vent in the hood, the thought has also occurred to be, but I don’t think that’s the issue because it’s happened in circumstances when the sun was not on that side of the camera. Jaeger, It does not seem to happen in low light environs. Do you use your lens with an SL? Have you experienced any similar issues? I’m not worried about Leica quality as a whole, I feel they make incredibly high quality products, but I must admit to being surprised about this issue with the 24 Lux/ SL, which is why I wanted to check within the Leica community to see if anyone else is experiencing the same anomalies. I obviously can’t speak to your issues, but I’ve met mostly exceptionally professional and knowledgeable folks in my interactions with Leica staff, from Frankfurt A.M. to Seoul to Los Angeles, and quite a few places in between and I’ve been to some very extreme out of the way environments, from the Amazon in summer to Svalbard in January and I’ve never had any issues with my Leica gear, except for this one thing.
  3. I have the 50Nox, 50SL and 24-90SL. I use the 50SL more than the other two combined, it renders beautifully and focuses quickly and easily. I still love the 50Nox, but if I were gonna buy one, I would start with the 50SL.
  4. farnz and adan, I really appreciate your insight. It does seem like the issue is worse in bright/ daylight conditions. I haven't noticed it indoors. I'll have to do more experimentation when I get a chance. I don't want to have to avoid packing the lens on my excursions because of the issue, but my confidence level in it's ability to perform normally is waning and it's frustrating to have such an expensive lens with such an ovious anomaly. Is this kind of spotting easily removed in photoshop? BTW- I have the new 35mm Lux-M ASPH w/ Floating Element, if it also has a concave rear element it certainly has never exhibited this issue. Any suggestions on what I can do? Should I send the lens in to Leica for an inspection? if this is a lens design flaw/ issue, then certainly I shouldn't be the only one to have this problem? Again, thanks much!
  5. Some of these pics were taken at Glacier national park during the fires last month, so the sky is very smoky/hazy. Here are some links to these pics in Dropbox, these are jpg samples, I'm on the road and don't have access at the moment to the DNG files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rhao27xdodr93l5/AABATzRDcOGm-HuEWM_tw4hWa?dl=0
  6. I would say that 90% + of the shots have the anomaly. The pic is breaking down due to the compression to get it to 500kb. I’ll crop it more later when I’m in the office. Thanks everyone for your comments.
  7. I use 8 different Leica lenses, in the M line- the 24 LUX, 35 Lux, 50 Noc, 75 Lux, 28 Summaron, in the SL line a 50 Lux, 24-90 Vario and 90-280 Vario. This only happens with the 24 Lux. I can’t replicate it with any of the other lenses.
  8. Here is another example. You can see the purplish spot in almost the exact center. I’ve cropped this pic to help get it down to 500kb, but the spot is always very close to the center.
  9. Sorry, spellcheck. *In most directions that i pan the camera it is visible.
  10. The apartere Settings are not extreme, not stopped all the way down or up, but basically anywhere between 4-8 it happens. I can control it somewhat by the direction of the camera, but it’s usually a very small window in which it does not appear. In. Ist directions it is visible.
  11. I’ve had to compress this photo all the way down to 500kb to upload it, it you can still see the purple-ish blue-ish spot above the kayakers. I don’t believe this is vignetting.
  12. Hello everybody, I’m fairly new still to photography as a hobby, but am an avid Leica SL shooter. I switch between seven different Leica SL and M lenses on my SL. But I’m hoping perhaps SOMEONE can help me figure out why my SL/ 24mm Lux pics are getting purple spots in the center of the photographs. This doesn’t happen with any of my other lenses on the SL. Only with the 24mm LUX, and I actually don’t recall this being an issue when I first bought the 24mm. It seems to be something that only developed after about 4-6 months of owning the lens. Could it need a proper cleaning? It appears clean to the naked eye.
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