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Thread: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

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    WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    I'm interested in a LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M (1974-1990), in good condition. Please email or pm.

    Thanks,
    Dana

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    Last edited by DCV; 15th March 2011 at 13:32.

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Any interest in the newer f2.8 Elmarit-M with the built in pull out hood and E46 filter size ?

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    I know the newer one is a better lens, but also more expensive. Most of my shots are in the 35-50mm range; I'm interested in the tele-elmarit as a travel and occasional portrait lens. I know I'll use the 90 rarely, so I'm looking for the best 90 money can buy. I doubt you'd want to part with the newer elmarit for what the older T-E goes for.

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    How much do you want for the newer 90mm elmarit with 6 bit?

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Millsart, I might be interested in the 90 elmarit-M. PM me if you're interested in selling.

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Not to hijack this thread anymore than I may have inadvertently done already, but I'm in negotiations regarding my 90 elmarit-m, and if anything changes, I will list it in its own thread. Thanks for all the inquires.

    Dana, with some many people after the Elmarit-M now hopefully you can score a great deal on a tele-elmarit

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Thanks everyone for writing. I purchased a 90 T-E from a forum member and it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I'm looking forward to playing with it!

    Dana

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Update.

    I received the 90 T-E yesterday, and I knew after the first picture I took that there was something wrong with the lens. I was able to narrow the problem down after testing it yesterday and today.

    The lens is front focusing by about 3 feet, the problem seems to be consistent and apparent at all apertures. Test shots are located at my web site below.

    I contacted the seller, who is a member of this forum. I am hopeful he and I can resolve this issue, otherwise I will post a follow up.

    http://www.danacvoss.com/Photography...26457493_huDD7

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Things got resolved, the seller agreed to take the lens back and refund my money.
    I'm still looking for a 90mm T-E, 'skinny' version from 1974-1990.

    Thanks,
    Dana

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Dana, watch out for the older T-E's. They've been made for quite a long time so there are some pretty rough ones out there. That lens seems to have some real issues with hazing as well.

    Not that its a bad lens, because its a great lens for the money, but you've got to pick and choose a bit more to get a good one, far more than you do with a new Cron or Elmarit-M

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    quick update. Received lens back in what seems to be same condition as I shipped to. Quick testing again shows no focus shift on my m9 - it is a bit soft @2.8. I will do closer testing and I will have the lens evaluated professionally to verify one way or the other and post the results.
    Ron

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    Re: WTB: LEICA 90mm f/2.8 TELE-ELMARIT-M

    Update. I bought another 90 T-E from another forum member and I received it today. The lens is great, it is incredibly sharp, even at f/2.8 and it was made in the early 1970's!!!! Interestingly, while there appear to be more problems with lenses made early on, this one is amazing. Test shots are here, auto-tone applied in Lightroom:

    http://www.danacvoss.com/Photography...40064326_Vehom

    I couldn't be more pleased with the little 90 tele-elmarit!

    Dana

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