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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: 90mm M Lens
From: Bill Satterfield <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 07:46:45 -0600
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I too have both of these lens. The TE is a gem and is easier to carry 
around when shooting on the street. It is tack sharp in my opinion, 
light weight ,sharp and compact. I rarely use the other one, bought new 
and looks it.                    

tlianza wrote:

>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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