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Subject: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll (Of))
Date: Thu Oct 21 06:37:47 2004

I'm absolutely agree with this message of John Collier, I had the same

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

Hmm, this is a real love/hate lens and the only satisfactory 
explanation I have come up with is that it has a significant sample 
variation. Mine was sharp enough (except wide open and close but what 
do you expect, it is an older formulation) but it had a strong 
propensity to flare. Heck even bright tones would set it off! I bought 
mine new and always used the long 12575 hood but still no go. I sold it 
and bought a 90/2.8 Elmarit-M and was very pleased with the much better 
performance (especially wide open and close). I have since traded for a 
90/2AA which is just as good but it goes one stop wider. At the very 
least always buy the T-E with a good return policy and check it 

John Collier

On Oct 20, 2004, at 10:57 PM, Scott McLoughlin wrote:

> Yes, a thin Tele-Elmarit seems to be well liked for its
> size and weight (and optical performance). Are these readily
> available in mint- or so condition?  I don't mind buying
> used stuff, but I also try to avoid purchase and gear hassles
> like the plague :-)

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