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

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Subject: [Leica] Tele Elmarit 90/2.8
From: bladman99 at (Dan C)
Date: Thu Oct 21 18:50:16 2004
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I just sold my thin TE.   I always liked it, excellent picture quality, and
easy handling.  Now it's half way around around the world.  At this stage
in my life I felt I couldn't afford to own two 90s, so I decided to keep
the APO 90.   Also a nice lens, but not as nicely balanced as the TE.


-dan c.

At 08:42 PM 21-10-04 -0400, Phong wrote:
>Hey Chuck,
>Ah yes,  _my_  :-)  thin Tele-Elmarit, back when the 90mm
>was my favorite focal length.    It was Buzz Hausner who taught 
>me the delights of the thin Tele-ELmarit.  I had that, the 90m 
>Elmarit-M, the 90mm Summicron AA, and the Summicron non-AA.
>Love them all.  I miss the Tele-Elmarit the most because that
>one was a very clean, very smooth focusing one, and they
>are much harder to get in that condition.  I am glad it's
>in good hands now.   When you are tired of it, let me know.
>The only 90mm I have now is the Voigtlander APO Lanthar
>90mm f3.5, really a superb lens, albeit a tad slow. But it's
>light and I can use it on my LTM cameras.
>- Phong
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

In reply to: Message from ccstirkjr at (CHARLES STIRK JR C) ([Leica] Tele Elmarit 90/2.8)
Message from phong at (Phong) ([Leica] Tele Elmarit 90/2.8)