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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] new Asph 90
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 19:47:58 -0400

IMHO- The 90/f2 Summicron, old version, in fact mine was originally a two
cam model, is a perfectly wonderful lens. Excellent performance on all
counts of sharpness, color and 'bokeh'. I am tone deaf, so I can get by with
less than the best music system, but even with a sharp eye... to me it is
hard to see the differences in image quality of most Leitz lenses unless you
have the images side by side and have a loupe- hardly the way I look at
photos normally. If the new aspheric is superior, so be it. I for one am
happy with the older version. Then again, I am discovering the beauty of LTM
Leicas and the old lenses that made Leica famous to begin with!
The upside for us old fogies is that the rush for the newest lens will make
the older versions available to a greater number of users! I look forward to
seeing what some of the 'newbies' make of the opportunity!