Originally Posted by teddy
I also bought my M2 from Westlicht, and my 50/2 DR Summicron - both super clean with no flaws. I live down under. I haven't had my Summicron 35 flare yet. And that scan - looks great. I bet you didn't even process or sharpen then image?
Correct, Teddy, no sharpening.
Originally Posted by MikeL
I had a hardly used V1 that came with an M4 (the M4 was like new too). It had zero haze on the lens. I wanted to like it but it flared too much for me. Pretty sharp stopped down though, especially in the center.
Hmm. There must be sample differences wrt flare. I just tried to quantify the flare of mine ... It's 7am, and the Sun is already quite bright in CA. First, this is how I shoot the lens (the hood is a Chinese 12504 knock-off):
Shooting from right to left, until the Sun is in the shot (when the first ghosts appear), all at f5.6:
Behaves pretty well for a single-coated lens, in my experience. One more, to show how the lens behaves stopping down - this is at f4. Inside the red rectangle, the lens outperforms the 240's sensor.