trying new Leica 8-18mm lens for IR photos

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Re: trying new Leica 8-18mm lens for IR photos

kenw wrote:

Thanks for the tip! I was about to compare a bunch of lenses at 45 and was wondering about the 45-175. Will be sure to test that one too. I've most recently shot with 35-100/2.8 and it is pretty good but does have a mild broad hot spot. It isn't obvious at all in a single exposure but is annoying to deal with in a stitched panorama like this:

Ken W
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Nice pano. I've completly give up on my 7-14 for panos because of the hotspot problem so I know how tricky it can be.

I said I rarely go longer than 45mm but here's an pretty extreme (for me) case of a two-row pano (8 x 2) shot hand-held with the 45-175 at 138mm. Stitched easily in Autopano. Printed 50" wide the detail is lovely.

8 x 2 images

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