Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/22

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Subject: [Leica] Need Advice
From: sethrosner at (Seth Rosner)
Date: Sat Jan 22 14:02:20 2005
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Dave, what will you use the long lens for? It will determine which focal 
length you want. Any 135mm lens on a screw-mount Leica will bring a penalty 
in focusing accuracy. The 90mm will focus more accurately and is more 
compact. Especially if you shoot mostly b+w slight cropping will give you a 
135mm perspective from the 90mm negative; what am I saying, the same thing 
is true for color if you scan and photoshop the image.

Try a 90mm f/2,8 Elmarit, twice as fast, not that much bulkier and still 
very reasonable in price.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Sintchak" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Need Advice

> Consider the Nikkor 135 as well.  I got one recently and it's
> wonderfully sharp.  I use it on my M3 and RA3 with a LTM-M-mount
> adapter.  Bit heavy but what solid construction.
> Richard
> On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 21:31:01 -0000, Dave <> wrote:
>>    Thanks to all who helped with my IIIf problem a while back.  It's
>> healthy again sooo...time to spend some money!
>>     Looking to purchase either a 90mm/f4 Elmar or a 135mm/f5.6
>> Elmar.  Does anyone have experience/opinions regarding merits and
>> faults of these lenses?  What size filters? Reasonable price range?
>>     Thanks in advance.
>>     Dave Kimes
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