Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/08/28

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To: Alan Barta <>
Subject: Re: 90/f2 vs 90/f2.8 M lenses
From: Michael Volow <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 20:01:33 -0400 (EDT)

I have 90mm/f2.8 "fat" Tele-Elmarit. Haven't bench tested it, but it's 
extyremely crisp and contrasty. Elmarit-M 90mm/f2.8 is longer and heavier.

On Fri, 25 Aug 1995, Alan Barta wrote:

> >  
> > I'd very much appreciate receiving any comments on the Summicron-M (90/
> > f2) vs. the Elmarit-M 90/f2.8. 
> >  
> > What is a good price to pay for one in mint condition? 
> >  
> Everything I've heard from other users is that the latest Elmarit-M/2.8 is 
> fantastic (unless you need a faster lens) and the Summicron 90/2 is not one of 
> Leica's better lenses.  I don't have either (I have an older 90/2.8 Tele-
> Elmarit) so this is heresay and hopefully some users will jump in.  Best, Alan  

Michael Volow, M.D. (
Department of Psychiatry, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
919 286 0411 Ext 6933

In reply to: Message from "Alan Barta" <> (Re: 90/f2 vs 90/f2.8 M lenses)