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In a message dated 7/7/99 7:01:40 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << 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... Leopold. >> Please provide full details as you put the 90 APO through its paces.