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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: 90mm M Lens
From: "tlianza" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 22:28:56 -0500

Hi all

I have the skinny tele elemarit and the pre aspheric 90 f/2 both used.  I
heard a number of horry storries about the elmarit, but I make up my own
mind by taking pictures with the lenses.  I am going to keep the elmarit and
sell the summicron.  From all that I have read the summicron is a "better"
lens than the older tele elmarit, but in my experience using the lenses buy
taking the same image (Camera on tripod) in sequence throughout aperture, I
just liked the look that the tele elmarit rendered.  In actual use, I found
the TE much easier to hold than the Summicron and it travels much better.  I
tried a friends and 75mm Summilux and that was a very expensive mistake....I
bought one within a week of trying it.  That lens is a gem, but the
viewfinder on the .72 can be a challenge.  Under any circumstances, I would
not use a 90 on the .58 body without buying the eypiece magnifier.  I have
had trouble focusing on a .72 body.

Hope this helps.

Tom Lianza
Technical Director
Sequel Imaging Inc.
25 Nashua Rd.
Londonderry, NH 03053

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