Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/02

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Subject: [Leica] 90mm APO Summicron M Asph Price Range
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:31:27 +0800
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> Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:57:37 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "J. Newell" <john.o.newell at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH Price Range?
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Tim/RIchard - thanks. Need to evaluate how much extra value I'm getting 
> from f/2 vs f/2.5 or f/2.8. 
> John 

Another consideration about the 90 APO Summicron Asph is that some of them 
do not focus accurately on the M8 or, by extension, the M9.
I had one of these lenses and despite having it tweaked by Schmidt, the 
local Leica repair station, and then by an independent
repair person - the lens seemed to lose focus accuracy in the middle 
distance range - which was very frustrating. I finally sold it
a couple of years ago (for about US$1,500) and kept my 90mm Elmarit which 
has no problems at all and which cuts very
pleasing images on my M8. If memory serves, I think Henning may have had 
similar problems.

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