Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re: APO 90/2.0 R
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:27:45 -0800

I suspect that an APO f/2.0 90 R would give the 100/2.8 APO a run for it's
money in the size and weight department. And still not have macro capability.


At 04:12 PM 11/20/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On 20 Nov 98, Pascal wrote, at least in part:
>> On 18-11-1998 05:36 Thomas J. Donovan wrote:
>> >And I just consolidated on the R-system. Does any-
>> >one know if there is a R-90 f2 apo planned? Soon?
>> Yep, I'd say somewhere in the course of '99.
>But, unless you need that extra stop and predictably smaller size 
>& weight, Tom, don't overlook the APO-Macro-Elmarit-R 
>f/2.8/100mm. Absolutely stunning images and that closeup ability 
>w/o accessories is super handy.  
>Of course, for general snapping around, the size and weight *are* 
>a factor.
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