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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: http://users.2alpha.com/~pklein/StLouis/2-18ThreeKoi.htm 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.