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Subject: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice
From: grduprey at (
Date: Wed Oct 20 07:33:58 2004

I also have the 90/2.8 M lens and after having mine cleaned it is a very 
nice lens for portraits.  I also have its R brother for portraits and 
other close up type shots.  Both very nice lenses.


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[Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice

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 
M travel kit.


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


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