Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 90mm f/2 APO ASPH
From: Lucien <director@ubi.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 17:30:18 +0200
References: <200005161807.LAA26981@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us> <002501bfbff7$a3afd4a0$aa4a883e@default> <00b601bfc00d$36d12fd0$4e0a0a0a@simonl>

Simon,

1,200 pounds is too expensive.

Ask for cotation at Foto-Hobby:
<http://www.foto-hobby.de/store_fh.html>

Lucien


Simon Lamb wrote:

> I need an urgent response to this or I may miss the opportunity to get the
> lens.  I looked at a new 90mm f/2 APO ASPH today and noticed two things.  At
> the side of the top curved element there was a small bit of white substance
> trapped between the lens and the inside screw thread.  It was very small and
> when I tried to brush it away there was a very fine and small hair attached.
> The item seemed trapped and would not move and was, as I said very small.
> 
> There was also a small mark on one of the internal elements.  I have seen
> this on other lenses and they work fine.
> 
> My question.  I did not take the lens because I figured for my 1,200 pounds
> I should get a lens without any marks or trapped bits.  Am I being overly
> fussy and do you feel that this is within acceptable limits of acceptance
> considering it is a Leica (hand made) and therefore subject to some
> imperfections?
> 
> I need a quick response before they sell the lens to someone else.  I have
> already waited four weeks for it and, having held it gently in my arms, I
> want it back!

Replies: Reply from "Simon Lamb" <s_lamb@compuserve.com> (Re: [Leica] 90mm f/2 APO ASPH)
In reply to: Message from "Jason Hall" <JASON@jbhall.freeserve.co.uk> ([Leica] Leicaflex SL MOT)
Message from "Simon Lamb" <s_lamb@compuserve.com> ([Leica] 90mm f/2 APO ASPH)