Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tri-Elmar Questions
From: John Collier <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 08:48:28 -0600

Try this site for a good review of the lens:

You can also search the archives for all the previously posted gems of
wisdom on this lens that you missed:

My poor recollection what was mentioned about the lens was that it is an
excellent performer with the main limitation being its slow initial
aperture. The mechanics have come in for some criticism with regard to the
lens not quite activating the correct frameline on some lens/body
combinations. Finally there is no extra lens hood available; the front
element varies its position in the mount so that the mount functions as a
lens hood.

Oops! If you go to:

You can download a PDF from Leica on the lens. You may have to cut and paste
the URL as it is a long one.



PS: Do not forget that the new redesigned lens may result in much lower
prices for the old lens and that they must be redesigning it for a reason!

> From:
> Reply-To:
> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 10:24:23 EDT
> To: <>
> Subject: [Leica] Tri-Elmar Questions
> Hello All.  I have acouple of questions regarding the current Tri-Elmar.
> First, I don't see it mentioned much on the list and would like to know your
> opinions on it as a "travel lens", i.e., when traveling light along with a
> 21mm and a 90mm.  I realize that a new one is to be announced in
> September--smaller and "improved" casing, but same optics, but I can purchase
> a current new one (Leica demo-1 year Leica-USA warranty)at $1700, which seems
> like a good deal.  Second, does anyone know if there is a dedicated Leica Lens
> Hood for this lens?
> Thanks for the help.  Regards,
> Tom Cavallo