Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 90mm recommendations: Apo-Lanthar question
From: Martin Howard <>
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 21:21:01 -0500

Rob McElroy jotted down the following:

> Do you know if the new Voigtlander 90mm/f3.5 Apo-Lanthar is using the
> lanthanum glass that the original 1960's large format Apo-Lanthar lenses used?
> The sharpness and contrast of these large format lenses is quite legendary but
> they have a distinct yellow cast, easily visible when looking through the
> lens.  

Could someone please explain to me how a supposedly apochromatically
corrected lens managed to throw a yellow cast on everything it puts on the


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