Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/12[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
So, I fell of the wagon, and got what is probably the last new M6HM out there (at least it was the only one I could find). It should be showing up tomorrow. Now I need a lens. I've thought about just holding my nikon lenses in front of the body, but that seems pretty clumsy. At the moment, I'm a bit financially constrained, so I'm looking at: 1) 35mm/2.0. I think that i want the release just before the current ASPH. It sounds reasonably good and seems to be available for around 800. How hard is it to find replacement hoods for this lens if I buy one that's "w/out hood" (note: I'm not planning ahead for when I join the "dropped my M6 on the floor club). 2) a 90. Reading Erwin's web page leaves me thinking that the best all around 90 is a 90/2.8 Elmarit-M. They seem to be available for around 900. Is there anything generational to watch out for with this lens? It'd be nice to have a 90/2.0, but I can't figure out just how well received this lens is (I'm not considereing the newest APO version). I'd like the speed and the extra DOF control, but... Someday I'd like to own the 75/1.4, so maybe I should ease off on the 90? Thoughts and comments would be wonderful. Reference to Erwin's reference, http://www.imx.nl/photosite/leica/m/lenses/listm.html would be great! g.