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: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Wed Oct 20 11:41:28 2004
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Scott:  I have not used the recent 90/2.8.  It's quite heavy for a 90/2.8.
But a pre-asph 90/2 Summicron (the one from the early '80s onward) weighs
410 grams, about the same as the recent 90/2.8, but has an extra stop.
According to Erwin Puts' lens book, the pre-asph Summicron is almost as
good as the current Elmarit when stopped down a little. It's also probably
less expensive.

In my case, I picked up a pre-asph 90 Summicron and a the very small and
light Voigtlander 90/3.5 for hiking, both used. No regrets on either one.

Here's a shot with the 90 Summicron:

Hope this is useful.

--Peter Klein
Seattle, WA

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.