Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/15[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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. Dan, 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 lens?