Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] new Asph 90
From: "Martin V. Howard" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 10:45:48 +0200

The new 90mm Summicron with every acronym available printed on the
lens barrel is compared to the 100mm Macro lens in the R-range in
Leica's own .pdf file.  Seems a bit odd: Several people have commented
on the inappropriateness of the 100mm Macro lens as a portrait lens,
because of it's high resolution and ruthless rendition of even small
skin imperfections.  I was under the impression that one of the main
areas of use for the M-mount, 90 Summicron *was* portraiture.  Has
Leica designed a lens that is *too* good?


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