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Fav 50 for Monochrom


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A lot of monochrom shooters agree that you want a 50 with a lot of micro detail, but less contrast than for color photography to preserve tonality.

 

I use the summicron 50 ("type 5" , current but non-apo). I have also used the summarit. They are both perfect, but the cron is better built . Summarit got too loose in the focusing for my taste.

 

The "rigid" summicron ("type 2") is also popular, but is hard to find in a good shape for an acceptable price.

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So then how does your APO50 function as regards the flaring that so many had problems with on other threads?

 

My APO50 has been faultless apart from one instance of a peculiar central flare way back last July. I did post that shot on the "flare" thread at the time.

Can't really comment further as there hasn't been a repeat of the offence, though I have been waiting for it to happen. Incidentally my lens has the visible silver ring or rings.

Mysterious isn't it?!

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My APO50 has been faultless apart from one instance of a peculiar central flare way back last July. I did post that shot on the "flare" thread at the time.

Can't really comment further as there hasn't been a repeat of the offence, though I have been waiting for it to happen. Incidentally my lens has the visible silver ring or rings.

Mysterious isn't it?!

 

Yes, very strange situation. The one I am using now seems to have one very very thin silver ring way down deep inside and no others. So far so good, but then I am not one to often shoot in a way that could induce flare either.

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