Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/06

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Well, If we are all being disagreeable....
From: ksherman <>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 16:38:42 -0600

as the current owner of john's skinny tele-elmarit, i must say i've not yet 
experienced the flare
problems of which john speaks......
i'm thrilled to own it.  :-)
for those flare-prone shots, though, i am glad to have a couple friends 
close by who own the current 90/2.8 elmarit-m.

(never hurts to have options!)


At 02:19 PM 2/6/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Picky, picky, picky.  I haven't had really harsh flare problems with my
>"Skinny."  However, I am aware of the potential for flare when shooting
>directly into the sun and often use the flare to my advantage as an element
>of the picture.  I do use the relatively deep reversible metal shade, whose
>catalogue number I forget, which obviates most of the flare complaints.
>Never ever use that trashy collapsible rubber hood, it's worthless.  Wide
>open the Skinny is a tad softer than later versions of the lens, but this is
>a compromise I make willingly for so much performance in so small a package.
>This is a much maligned lens with a few rabid adherents which makes it a
>relative bargain for those fortunate enough to buy one.
>         Buzz
>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Collier []
>Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 1:35 PM
>Subject: [Leica] Well, If we are all being disagreeable....
>I had a thin TE and it was a fine lens EXCEPT for its tendency to flare when
>bright tones <not light sources, tones!!< were in the frame (a little soft
>wide open and focused close too). I sold it and bought a 90/2.8 Elmarit-M.
>Now this lens is a stunning performer with no flare problems. It is larger
>than the TE but hardly large compared to an SLR equivalent.
>John Collier
> > From:
> >
> > Ditto what Buzz says - I use the same 2 plus the 50mm Elmar-M  f2.8
> > collapsible.  These three make up a very good, very sharp, walking around
> > kit.
> >
> > gold
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> >
> > Brian...if you refer to the "Skinny" f2.8/90mm Tele-Elmarit, you are wrong
> > indeed.  Small, light, and quite sharp enough.  Along with the last
> > expression of the spherical f2.0/35mm Summicron, my choices for the two
> > "most Leica" of all Leica lenses, the essentials of my kit.  If you are
> > referring to any other Tele-Elmarit, you might well be right.
> >
> > Buzz Hausner
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> >
> > Snip...
> >
> > "Unless you are destitute or own a 90mm Tele-elmarit, never sell or trade
> > your Leica equipment.  You *will* live to regret it.
> >
> > My 2c for now.
> >
> > Brian"
> >

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