Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] Recent Leica 90/2.8 - Seeking Comments and Advice
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Thu Oct 21 16:18:42 2004
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I'm a happy 45/2.8P user as well :-)  Boy, sorting out this
Leica tele thing is hard :-)


Mark Rabiner wrote:

>On 10/20/04 9:57 PM, "Scott McLoughlin" <> typed:
>>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 :-)
>>Luis Ripoll (Of) wrote:
>Consistently Not that well liked here on the lug if you check the archives.
>Some like it. I  think more don't.
>I don't.
>Mine was a disaster. I went into deep Leica denial.
>I assumed you knew this or you would have mentioned it before as you were
>talking light weight.
>The Cosina teles are there most contested of their lenses here on the LUG.
>Me I'd just bring along a Nikon body with an 85 on it or a 105 or a zoom
>than use a Cosina tele.
>I do use a Cosina lens on my Nikon. The 45mm pancake.
>With the d100 it's a 67.5.
>A lens cap which takes pictures!
>I think Cosina is probably well capable of leaving Nikon in the dust in the
>glass department but no so with the teles perhaps.
>By the way did I tell you guys I just got a 55-200 DC lens for my Nikon
>A sigma.
>My first third party lens.
>It has such a nice finish that it makes the camera look crummy.
>This could be viewed as a disadvantage.
>Its build is light but it's price is weightless.
>So you don't set your expectations sky high yet it might meet those anyway.
>And if you smash it it's not the end of the world it's the price of a Leica
>lens cap.
>And Nikon doesn't make a short zoom tele for digital. They all go from wide
>to tele.
>No way I'm bring a wide lens with its short lens shade on my backdrop.
>Mark Rabiner
>Portland Oregon
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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