Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
This should be a '65 three-element lens. One quick test is to check the minimum aperture: if it is f/32 on a rigid lens, I believe it has got to be a three-element lens. Screw the collectors (shame!): get a Bellows II and hie at it. Or sell your Rare Lens for much money and buy an earlier 4/90 AND a 2.8/90 Elmarit with the proceeds and have two lens choices on your bellows. I shot most of the pictures in my two books with either a 4/90 (four element) on a Leica Bellows II and M6 or on a Hassie 2000 with 5.6/135 S-Planar. No huhu with either rig, as both function flawlessly. Time and again. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!