Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/28

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 90mm Summicron or elmarit-m
From: D Khong <>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 05:53:02 +0000

I have used both the latest 90 Summicron and Elmarit lenses (both with
built in hoods).  The Elmarit appears more flare prone than the Summicron.
It can usually happen when using the Elmarit on backlit subjects.

Dan K.

At 04:00 PM 28/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I find it to be a great lens. BUT...It is much larger - longer, wider,
>heavier - than the 2.8, and all testers seem to agree that it is not as
>sharp. That doesn't mean that it's not sharp. It means that it's not as
>sharp. But the size does somewhat defeat the idea of the Leica. You can
>easily drop the 2.8 in a jacket pocket - you'd better have strong pockets if
>you're going to do that with the Summicron!
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Andreas
>Sent: Friday, August 28, 1998 1:22 AM
>Subject: Re: [Leica] 90mm summicron or elmarit-m
>dear lug friends,
>i have been tempted by very good looking 90mm summicron at a reasonable
>price. checking on don chattertons and tamarkin sites the elmarit is usually
>more expensive should i conclude that its qualities are not ranked very
>high. it looks so nice, gives one add. stop and offers so much glass!
>btw i did not find anything on erwins excellent pages.
>andreas frijdal
>casalmonte san polo in chianti