Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Macro Lens choices
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: 15 Dec 2001 10:30:49 -0800

On Sat, 15 December 2001, "Aram Langhans" wrote:

> Is the focusing macro 100/4 the same optical formula?
> Both of these lenses need "help" to reach 1:1 and beyond.  If I save my
> bellows, they could both work in auto mode on the Novoflex bellows.  

Does the Novoflex bellows have meter couplings?!? 
> Would
> the 100/2.8 APO perform well at 1:1 using extension rather than the special
> optics designed for 1:1?
It's not APO if you use extension instead of the dedicated ELPRO
> I also have a 90/2.8 that I use.  If I bought the 100/2.8 APO, would that
> make my 90 expendiable?  Would the 100 perform as well for portraits?  For
> infinity shots?  Is it bulkier than the 90/2.8?
The 90 would be redundant except for those times when you don't want to carry the bulkier 100 APO.  Even if you have a first-version 90, the 100 is bigger and bulkier.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
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