Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/12[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 12:54 AM 9/12/98 -0700, you wrote: >1. 35mm 1.4 Summilux vs. 35mm 2.0 Summicron; The Summilux is the best 35 1.4 SLR lens around, by far. I used to have one and loved it. But it's big and heavy and vignette's a bit wide open with very even subjects (like the sky or walls). But it's other characteristics make up for it. If you don't need the speed, get the Summicron. One of the great 35 lenses around. Very good control of flare. >2. 80mm 1.4 Summilux vs. 90mm 2.0 Summicron; Either lens is great. The 90 R is better than the 90 M. I never hesitate to use one wide open. I do have one for sale, but if you want new, wait a couple months. There will be an R version of the new 90 Summicron APO ASPH lens - I'm willing to bet. It will be one of the hottest lenses on the planet (and identical to the M version optically). >3. 100mm 2.8 APO-Macro-Elmarit vs. 135mm 2.8 Elmarit. The 100 is significantly better. But that's no put down of the 135, an outstanding, if heavy, lens. >Any advice on any other particular lenses that you consider a must-have >for every R system is also welcome. Thank you. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Profanity sucks.