Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Users digest V9 #92
From: (Bob Keene/Karen Shehade)
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 20:50:43 -0400

Hey guys-

I'm soon receiving a 90mm R-Elmarit 2.8.... Any opinions on which is
"better" (hate that word)- I'll be using the lens mainly for headshots,
probably with strobes... using an adapter to mount it on my EOS A2! (though
I'd kill for an R7...)


Bob Keene

>Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 23:36:51 -0400
>From: Doug Herr <>
>Subject: [Leica] Re: 90/2.0 R how good???
>"Richard W. Hemingway" <> wrote:
>> How good is the 90/2.0?? How does it compare to the 90/2.8
>> The 2.0 was formulated in about 1969 and the 90/2.8 R
>> in 1984.
>I've been using the Summicron-R for about 20 years.  Needless to say, I'm
>delighted with it.  I love it wide open and at small apertures, at fast
>shutter speeds and ungodly slow ones.  Whether it's the right lens for you
>depends on your intended use: if you want macro capabilities, either the
>90mm Elmarit-R with extension tubes or the 100 APO will be better.  If you
>expect to use it in really dim light situations the 80 Summilux is your
>lens.  For an occasional something faster than an Elmarit and no macro it's
>great: the detail, contrast, color saturation and color balance are
>excellent.  Ditto with the other lenses.  There are no crummy R lenses.
>Doug Herr