Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/12[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
On Wednesday, Stephen Gandy wrote: >"I think you are confusing the huge 15/2.8 with the 85/2. The new Zeiss >85/2 is . . . not that big at all." No, not confusing the two, Stephen, although "monster" may have been too strong a word. When viewing the array of Zeiss lenses in New York a few months back, those two stood out from the rest because of their size. The 15/2.8 sure is "a big bowl of soup," as one observer commented, due to its sheer bulk. And the 85/2 towered over the rest as the tallest - of course, to be expected of a telephoto lens. Richard said that he would consider it if it were "significantly smaller than the 90/2.8AA." Given that, this is not the lens for him. The 85/2 is longer & heavier than the 90/2AA and takes a bigger filter.