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3570 mm f 4 any experiences

G

Guest

Not easy but possible.

25% of the 1,800 shots were taken with a polarizer on the 1:4/35-70 to reduce the summer haze.
 
G

Guest

> Not easy but possible.

Justin,

Please explain. I'm interested.

Lucien
 
G

Guest

Lucien,

After mounting the E60 polarising-filter and replacing the lens-hood, focus the lens first as the optical cell rotates.

Then set the lens at the 35mm position which moves the optics to the most prominent position. It is then quite easy to rotate the filter by moving the edge of the filter mount.

Finally select the focal length appropriate.

Like all procedures it sounds more difficult than it is and after a few shots becomes automatic.

If all that is too hard, just remove and replace the lenshood when necessary. Pity it is not bayonet mounted.

Do you own the lens yet?

Justin

Remember the op
 
G

Guest

> Do you own the lens yet?

No, just because of that.

The have redesigned the 35-70/3,5 to permit the use of a Pol Filter without vignetting and then they came with that 35-70/4.

Bizarre...

I will wait until they redesign it.

;-)

Lucien
 
G

Guest

Lucien,

The f/4 lens does not vignette with the filter attached.

A redesign should be to allow a detachable lens-hood. The present screw-in design is a cheap solution.

I will be surprised if Leica redesigns the lens mount.

Regards,

Justin
 

humble

Member
Has anyone had experience using the 35-70/F4 with circular polarising filter but WITHOUT the lens hood - for ease of using the filter? Is it hazardous in terms of flare etc? David
 
> [It is possible but not very convenient. I do use the hood with the polarizer. I almost only use the polarizer for landscapes, so the focus is at infinity. This helps a lot because the frontlens is turning when you focus. I then set the zoom so that the frontlens is to the front as much as possible. Then I can turn the polarizer and zoom back to the position I need. Best regards, Michiel Fokkema ]
 
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david40

> I used to use a polariser all the time on my Olympus Zuiko 35-70 plus lenshood plus occasional extra filter - and of course it vignetted like hell. I now use just a lenshood on my M3. I think vignetting is more of a risk than flare. BTW, can one use zooms on a Leicaflex SL?
 
H

hektor

Dear David,

I use the polarizer with my 35-70/4 with the lens-hood in position. The polarizer is adjusted with the lens focused in the 35mm position when the filter can be moved by its edge. Then adjust the focal length. It sounds more awkward than it is.

As does Michael it is mostly used for removing haze with landscapes so infinity or something in that range.

Justin
 

humble

Member
Thank you all! i will proceed and buy my filter. I think too, that with most opportunities being landscapes at infinity, it won't be too hard to keep focus accurate.

Thank you,
David
 

telyt

Member
can one use zooms on a Leicaflex SL?

Several can be used on the SL:

28-70, I think (can someone verify?)
35-70 f/3.5
45-90 f/2.8
75-200 f/4.5
70-210 f/4
80-200 f/4 (3-cam version)
 
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david40

> Thank you Douglas, I enjoy your pictures. I have also read quite a bit about the SL, all of it good, and would be keen you try one sometime. Not that zooms are essential of course, but they can be handy.
 

alaska

Member
I acquired this lens several months ago along with an R8 (I have been using a M2 and a R3 since they first came out). I am generally pleased, except that I have experienced significant flare problems when aimed too close to the light source. Anyone else have this problem (I use the included screw-in filter)
 

11275

New Member
Marvin:

I have never had a flare problem - even when I have sought to induce it, it is not significant.

I have found this to be a very good everyday lens.

Also, there is no filter supplied with the lens. I suppose the previous owner added it - (I am assuming a UV?). Is it marked Leica or a good brand? That could be the source or else it is in fact the lens and it may have extremely fine "polishing marks/scratches".
 

djoannes

New Member
Hello,

I read that you bought the 37-70 2.8. Are you happy with it? Isn't too heavy and big for everyday use? Compare to the 35-70 f4 how is it performing?

Tnaks and br
 
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