Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] which 90mm lens for the M?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 21:23:36 -0600

At 12:01 PM 3/29/98 -0800, you wrote:

>Also, isn't 75 a bit too close to 50?  I love the R8/100 APO combination,
>but for daily, portable use shooting candids of models and doing street 
>work, the M6 fits the bill perfectly.

No, the 75 is not too close to the 50. But the 90 does give you a bit more
reach. But then I think it's too close to the 100, and the 75 gives you
more performance in the area you want to do, street shooting.

>If the quality of the 90/2.8 matches that of the 100 APO, then I would
>rather get that lens.

It's not as good. The 100 Apo Macro is in a class by itself.

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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