Purple Fringing?

Jakob Gudmann 9:14am, 30 August 2010
I've never had any notable problems with purple fringing before. But after getting the Summilux I now do! Are you guys experiencing this too? And if you are, what do you do about it?

Best regards :-)
Velocity of Sound 7 years ago
I can't say that I ever noticed it... do you have any examples?
Jakob Gudmann 7 years ago
No, not at the moment, VoS. But I'll try to upload some later.

I was out shooting this weekend and came home with a bunch of miserable, unsharp photos with notable purple fringing.

But you know what? Perhaps it's just matter of experience and technique? Although it's a wonderful lens, I don't think it's easy to handle straight out of the box on full auto :-)

That's not bad - It's just challenging :-)
Marlon V 7 years ago
I get it around certain types of street lights at night. Stopping down to F4 or smaller helps but you may not be able to eliminate it. I remember reading somewhere that purple fringing go hand in hand with large aperture lenses. I had the Sigma 30mm f1.4 before and it had the same problem.
Velocity of Sound 7 years ago
I'm not sure that it's a matter of technique... when I have the time I'll try to look through my photos with this lens more carefully, but on a brief pass-through I didn't see any noticeable fringing. Who knows - maybe my lens front-focuses, but is more immune to fringing than other copies :)

Doing a quick Google search, I can't find anything about fringing with this lens.
Kborvall 7 years ago
I sure have fring in my lens, it's almost so I go crazy about it!
I'm running it on a e-5 body, I have read that the "autocorrcet" from the lens is not set to the Oly body, will work flawless on a panasonic body but ca will show on a oly.

Any one knows what to do? I can push down the fringe in LR, but it's often still on an unacceptable level.
Kborvall 7 years ago
Velocity of Sound 7 years ago
I see it in your example, Kborvall. I don't think I would have noticed it unless I was specifically looking for it, though.

You can reduce the fringing by using smaller apertures, but I think all of us here bought this lens to be used at f/1.4. Still, if you're shooting in a situation where fringing is likely to come up (dark things against bright things), it's worth considering.

Otherwise, I'd recommend looking at photos taken with really bad lenses where the fringing hasn't been corrected. That might slightly desensitize you to the well-controlled fringing of the 25mm f/1.4 so that it won't bother you :)
Kborvall 7 years ago
:), I sure like to hear the part where bad lenses has a bigger problem!

I hate the pixel peeping that I do, all the time, every day... Going crazy irritated about the smallest things..Still, I do learn a lot of things by this obsession of detail, that's partly a good thing...
Now I'm going to be happy about this amazing lens..

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
koniguy PRO 6 years ago
only at widest aperture on oly body. the most visible.
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