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: nbeddoe at (Beddoe, Neil)
Date: Wed Oct 20 07:01:00 2004

My second favourite lens.  I use mine with the magnifier and it makes it a
bit easier to focus but is not essential.  

This was taken with one at f4.0.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 7:29 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice

I'm idly thinking about some gear additions and
enhancements I might make early next year. Right
now, I have some lenses between 21mm and 50mm.
With the recent addition of the 28 Summicron, I
think I'm pretty content in this  range.

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?

Should I spring for the 1.25x magnfier to use this lens
on my M6 w/.72 finder?

Right now I shoot a few short teles on my Nikon FM3a:
85/1.8, 105/2.5 and 135/2.8.   So this will be my first foray
into shooting a longer lens on my Leica.

Thanks for any advice.


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