Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/05

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Subject: [Leica] OT: (kind of) Voightlander 90mm?
From: "M.E.Berube - GoodPhotos" <>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 09:37:21 -0400

Anyone on the LUG have any insider info on whether or not Voightlander WILL 
be releasing an LTM 90mm in the near future? I know that there has been 
much speculation due to the presence of a 90mm frame line set on the Bessa 
R, but was looking for a bit more confirmation, before I start shopping. 
Will they wait for Photokina?

I'm pretty sure that I will be selling my CL and 40/2 Summicron-C, buying 
the full set of LTM > M rings from CameraQuest, getting a 25/4 
Skopar,  50/1.5 Nokton and eventually trading my 90/4 Elmar for a faster 
new 90 from Voightlander. If the expected 90 from Voightlander isn't faster 
than my Elmar, I will keep the Elmar and pickup a Serenar 85/2 or the like 
for lower light use.

With the a full compliment of new and quality LTM lenses I would be in a 
better position to get a nice IIIc (or Bessa R?) as a backup to my M5. I 
had to pass on an option to buy a nice IIIc a while ago. I badly wanted it, 
but as I only had the Elmar 9cm to use it with, I couldn't justify the 
purchase. (Being fiscally responsible sucks.) I don't REALLY want to part 
with my CL, but I find I hardly use it at all since I got the M5 and I do 
need the cash for more lenses if I want to maintain marital bliss. 
(Besides, I don't carry two cameras for anything but weddings and then the 
others are SLR's.)

Sound like a plan or am I doing something foolish?

Carpe Lumen,
Michael E. Berube

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