I'm sure most of you know I picked one of these up. Did the grinding for the fitting on the D800E and along in the process I broke the inside focusing arm on the lens. It was repaired and all is well and today I finally got a chance to test it. First impressions are extremely good. Its a Leica alright with a nice look to the files and I do remember this lens from bolting it on my Canons years ago. Anyway I remembered that the hood vignettes and I picked up on it today. Ill run another test with and without just to be sure. But I do remember modifying the hood back than. Looks to be the case again. But what I am also noticing is the very far corners do smear a little but better than what I remember and I will get into the whole series of tests but this one here shot at F11 you can clearly see the vignetting. Its also a very sharp lens and I am excited to have this back in my hands again.
Now I left Phoenix this morning but before I did I went to my cowboy town where I do all my testing. For me its great because there is a bunch of detail in the wood and such plus I have tested everything here so I get a really good idea whats going on. First off I'm pretty damn impressed . I have a bunch of images to process but I'm on my laptop so I will get to most of that when I get home as I have 2 days of shooting up here which takes precedence on my time. Okay drinking and gambling play a role too. LOL
Anyway this is a ongoing report but so far I'm smiling.
Here is a shot at F11 and you can see the vignetting in both top corners and the lower right for sure. Lets assume its the hood as even though I have a terrible memory I do remember modifying the hood on my Canons.