Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Elmarit 90 R/Reflections
From: Bud Cook <>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 10:33:16 -0600

But the Elmarit will probably be a heck of a lot cheaper!  And if we're
talking about the current Elmarit, it isn't exactly chopped liver.

Eric Welch wrote:

> >If everyone loves this lens so much, why has Leica discontinued it?
> A replacement is on the way? :-) If you get all the quality with a 90
> Summicron R APO ASPH (given that it will some day make an appearance), and
> it's a compact lens, why bother with a marginally smaller lens that isn't
> as good optically?
> --
> Eric Welch