Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica 90mm Lens suggestions
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 23:11:10 -0800
References: <000b01c09b03$567e5160$b70e03c7@philipsu>

A quick pointer is Erwin's site at  The current APO Summicron is
reputed to be the sharpest 90mm ever, followed by the current Elmarit, then
the first Elmarit.  Doesn't mean that Tele-Elmarits are dogs.  They are fine
performers, too.

I've owned and used several 90mm lenses, but it just seems that my eyes
don't work well with 90mm lenses.  I'm much more comfortable with a 75mm,
and that's pretty much the longest lens I ever use.  (the shortest being
50mm :)

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Sudberry" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 10:06 PM
Subject: [Leica] Leica 90mm Lens suggestions

> Hello-- About one year ago I purchased a good user condition M3 ds with a
> 50mm Summicron. (Mid 70's I, Wetzlar) I also got a 35
> Summicron last year. (black, Canadian)
> I'm wondering if anybody has suggestions for a 90mm lens. A good quality
> used  Elmarit, Tele-elmarit, or Summicron models are probably what I'm
> looking at. Any thoughts on pros/cons of each? I realize probably any of
> these are FINE for my needs, but always welcome input.
> Here's the twist-- I've heard/read the Voigtlander lenses are extremely
> quality and can fit with adapter to the M3.  Prices are reasonable for my
> budget .  Any pitfalls to these lenses?
> I am not a terribly serious photographer but am getting more so with each
> passing season. I may be getting the Leica  bug.
> Thanks for any ideas/suggestions
> Phil Sudberry

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