Sunday, 20 April 2014

Leica Summicron 50mm Flare Test Review Unboxing Video

Leica Leitz Summicron M 50mm Dual Range Flare Test ReviewHave you ever wondered what would happen if you pointed your 55 year-old lens at the sun? Well, wonder no more. The Leitz Summicron 50mm with near-focusing range is incredibly resistant to flare.

Its resistance to flare is even more obvious when coupled with high-contrast, high-saturation reversal film such as Fujifilm Velvia 50 (RVP50), as demonstrated in the attached photographs. If you can hear yourself over the screams of Walter Mandler, then I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Preferably you should go back in time to steal Steve McCurry's Nikon F6 loaded with the last ever roll of Kodachrome, place the drive mode in C, point the camera at the sun and hold down the shutter button. If this is not possible, just use the most expensive slide film you can find.

Leica Leitz Summicron M 50mm Dual Range Flare Test Review with Fujifilm Velvia 50

It is truly a thing of beauty. Now I know how JJ Abrams felt when he invented the lens flare AND the television serial. There should be no need ever to want anything less than total flarage. In fact, it is possible a number of improvements* could be made to existing photographs.

Migrant Mother Special Edition by Dorothea Lange and Richard McKenzie Behind the Gare Saint Lazare Special Edition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard McKenzie

*Sincere apologies to Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Steve McCurry.

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