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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: APO 90/2.0 R
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 17:45:24 -0800

I agree. I would never trade my 100/2.8 APO for a 90/2 APO. It would have
to be one hellova lens to surpass the 100.


At 05:05 PM 11/20/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Jim Brick wrote:
>>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 
>Hi Jim,
>But if they go to f 2.0 in the 90mm do you not think it might become
>somewhat heavier? I had a 90mm  R sometime ago but got rid of it after I
>bought the 80mm 1.4 and I don't re-call the 90 aperture nor really the feel
>of it.
>Besides it, the 90mm, would have to be some awesome lens to beat the 100
>macro which I think macro a misnomer, as it can be used as an all round
>lens for many applications other than macro.