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Subject: RE: R: [Leica] Telephoto Lens for M
From: "inyoung@jps.net" <inyoung@jps.net>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 12:52:09 -0400

Hello,

  Don't ignore the 135/4 Tele-Elmar which surely is the closest to the latest APO lenses in performance.  You might want to use it on the M3 or M6 HG though.  I have found that 135mm is not a good choice for all other M bodies except the two bodies mentioned due to focusing accuracy.  Other than the two APO lenses and the 135/4 Tele-Elmar, the best is found to be the later 90/2.8 Elmarit-M with E46 filter size.  Of course, this is based on my shooting experience.  The 135 Tele-Elmar is the all time favorite on my M3 in my Leica M camera bag.  Vibration-free shutter of the M3 is good enough to complement the slow f4 of the lens in low light.

Regards,
David

Original Message:
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From: Catignani Franco f.catignani@tsf.it
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 18:03:10 +0200
To: leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
Subject: R: [Leica] Telephoto Lens for M


Hi Arturo,
I used an elmarit 2,8 and the latest tele elmarit M 2,8 then two summicron 2
Old (black and chrome, the chrome the older) canadian.
All of them were great glasses, the sharpest was the the tele Elmarit M it
has a really high micro contrast (you can see the texture of an out of focus
cloath in a portatrait), but I love the Summicrons more they are sharp but
worm and faster.
Among the Summicron choose the unscrewble model or the latest.
I didn't try the 135 M, but I have one for leicalfex (the same optical
scheme), maybe I'm not a reflex shooter, but I don't love it.
So you have to decide according to budget, weight the fastest stop you need.


> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da:	Art Sala [SMTP:artsala@earthlink.net]
> Inviato:	mercoledý 22 maggio 2002 4.48
> A:	Leica Users Group
> Oggetto:	[Leica] Telephoto Lens for M
> 
> I am looking to add a telephoto lens to my M6 system (.72).  Typical use,
> portraits, landscape, bridging distances.  I would greatly appreciate
> hearing your experiences/recommendations with either the 75, 90f2, 90f2.8
> and 135.  I had never considered the 135 until I read Erwin's positive
> report.  Also, usefulness of the 1.25x viewfinder magnifier on a .72 M6?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Arturo
> 
> 
> 
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