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If space/weight isn't an issue and budget is, you can find an old large summicron 90 in the 400-600 range, or a older Elmarit/2.8, or a thin TE/2.8. If you're a slave to numbers and test results, then you better get the newer Elmarit M 90, which is being discontinued I believe. Chris Saganich -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Sumner Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 1:38 PM To: Leica Users Group Subject: [Leica] Elmarit vs. Anything Cheaper, or is this a good buy? I?ve the opportunity to buy a nearly unused late model (last couple of years) 90mm Elmarit for about $950. The lens is in nearly new shape. Here?s the rub. I?m used to the focal length by way of the J-9 on a Contax. I?ve only a 50mm and 35mm for my M-6, and I?d like to get a longer lens before I go on vacation. If the lens is in the almost completely unused condition, would many on the group pay $950 for a black Elmarit based on the extraordinary optical performance? To be honest, I?m a bit strapped for the purchase of the M-6. I don?t mind getting older lenses if they?ll perform reasonably for the money (and am considering just going to a Hektor for the tight shots for the price!) I?m not going to monkey with a J-9 LTM lens, I?ve heard too many nightmares with focusing and other issues. JD (or should I have searched the archives?) _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ===================================================================== Please note that this e-mail and any files transmitted with it may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this communication or any of its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and deleting this message, any attachments, and all copies and backups from your computer.