Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Favorite lenses!
From: Willie Ju <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 00:03:02 -0700

Dan Post wrote:
> Doug-
> I too like the 90 Summicron; I got one a couple of years ago . . . It is a
> superb portrait lens. And the Extra speed has made me leave the 135 Elmarit
> in the bag on occasion . . . 
> My other fave is the 180 Elmarit I got recently- it is the old heavy one,
> but that is the lens that got me hooked on Leica 23 years ago, before I ever
> had one! A friend of mine taught me to do weddings, and we both used Hassys,
> but for candids, he had an old SL with the 180- I was amazed at the color,
> and sharpness and the fact that he could make an 8x10 that rivaled the
> Hasselblad. 


The 90 Summicron-R and the 135 Elmarit-R are precisely the lenses I'm
heavily considering buying. How would you compare the two as far as
sharpness, color rendition, and contrast? I know that I'll be adding the
180 2.8 Elmarit-R later on. Are there different non-APO versions of this