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Subject: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll (Of))
Date: Wed Oct 20 07:16:14 2004


My experience is with the 2,8/90 Tele-Elmarit, this is a great small
lens, I like his subtle middle tones at medium stops as 5,6. On the R
equipment I was very happy with the Summicron 2/90R, somebody tall me
that there are no M telephoto like this one..., true?

The 1,25x is useful, but it take some light, the viewfinder is less
brilliant with it, but nothing bad.


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de Beddoe, Neil
Enviado el: mi?rcoles, 20 de octubre de 2004 15:30
Para: 'Leica Users Group'; Leica Users Group
Asunto: RE: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice

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

This was taken with one at f4.0.


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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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Replies: Reply from scott at (Scott McLoughlin) ([Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice)
In reply to: Message from nbeddoe at (Beddoe, Neil) ([Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice)