Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Most Leica lenses seem to generate a general agreement of the lens' ability. Disagreements can usually be described as different interpretations within narrow limits. Not the Tele-Elmarit. For some reason, the 90 Tele-Elmarit has its staunch admirers, and its severe critics -- strangely enough in both the thin and fat versions. Perhaps there there really are substantial differences in performance within this len design -- for reasons which have yet to be established. One factor on the thin version (not sure about the fat version) may be the new sealed optical unit of the rear elements. If Leica had difficulty in Quality Control with this new method, this may hold some of the answers. Stephen Gandy Marc James Small wrote: > At 04:03 PM 8/25/1999 -0700, Mark Rabiner wrote: > >My guess is that both Erwin and Marc would agree that there are many > versions of > >many lenses whose "fingerprint" certain people might prefer. But One > "setback" > >lens I experienced directly with plenty of people to agree and disagree is > the > >Tele-Elmarit 90. IMHO. a dog. > > First, I'm not certain I agree with the first part of this sentence, and > certainly do not with the second, especially as there are two versions of > this lens and Rabiner didn't bother to be more specific. > > Marc > > firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 > Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!