Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: sharpest Leica lens
From: "James Burris" <>
Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 20:39:46 -0700

The venerable Elmarit-R 180 f3.4 was the sharpest until 1988 when the 100
apo macro-R was introduced.  I'm not sure if there is actually a visible
difference, but that's the reputation of the world's greatest 35mm macro
lens.  At this rate, maybe those M users will finally start respecting 'the
other side'.

My two cents worth,