Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice
From: i.watts at (Ian Watts)
Date: Wed Oct 20 06:57:09 2004

Scott McLoughlin wrote:
> So I'm putting out feelers for a longer lens. Right
> now, the 90/2.8 looks enticing.  Not too big, built
> in convenient shade, pricey but not way too pricey,
> E46 filters like my 28/2.
> Any issues regarding the 90/2.8?  Any "better" options
> I should consider?  Should I wait for the Zeiss 85mm
> and see how she performs?  Any other size, weight,
> speed tradeoffs I should consider?

It's a very fine lens - and reasonably priced by Leica standards. To me it
is a nice balance between the modern sharp Leica optics and the smooth
creamy Leica lenses of the past. Having said this I no longer use mine*
because I do virtually all portrait work with an SLR and have a 90/F4 in my
M travel kit.


(*Mine is up for sale but as it's not Friday I won't say any more.)


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