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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] the apo 90
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 08:38:44 EDT

In a message dated 7/7/99 7:01:40 AM Central Daylight Time, 

 Hi all,
 received my APO 90 ASPH M at long last yesterday, this being one of the
 German manufactured stock, as opposed to the [I imagine] ultra rare Canadian
 ones which slipped out a couple of months ago. The box still says Made in
 Canada, but the lens is stamped Made in Germany, with the part number
 beneath it, haven't seen that before [but then only have three other
 lenses]. Serial Number is in the 3856xx range, and the 'instruction' booklet
 has changed to a fold out thing.
 The lens seems to use a type of coupling device I have never seen before, a
 piece of metal that pushes directly out, seems smooth though. The aperture
 ring is much looser compared to the lenses I'm used to, very similar to the
 new 135, no sense of it being easy to accidentally shift it though. Looking
 into the lens you can see the round things which control the diaghram
 blades, never seen this either...
 Hoping for good results, sorry for the appalling English, my work's server
 is about to shut down...
Please provide full details as you put the 90 APO through its paces.