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Ealry model 90mm 28 Elmarit lens

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Any user opinions on the older Elmarit 2.8 90mm (the one from the 1960s with the vulcanite on the barrel)? They seem to be reasonably priced and I haven't heard the criticisms of it like I have of the tele-elmarit.
 
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I first bought one of these nearly 30 years ago and love it. Actually, 3 years ago I bought another one, mint, from an estate sale and sold my first beat-up one on Ebay. The lens is sharp, contrasty and takes beautiful portraits. I also use the head on a Visoflex II with the unniversal focusing mount for close-ups when I want a little more distance than I get with the 65mm Elmar. I think that in both sharpness and lack of flare it beats all the models of the Tele-Elmarit. It uses 39mm filters and the same hood as the last models 90mm Elmar and the 135 Hektor, Elmar and Tele-Elmar. Take advantage of the low price and get yourself a great lens!
 
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I too am a lover of this classic lens. I had for many years a nearly mint ex&le which saw a lot of use on a Viso III with the focus mount adapter. I kept the regular focusing mount in the plastic bubble, in the box! About three years ago I sold off quite a bit of Leica gear and made the mistake of selling this most beautiful lens. Absolutely the best tonality of any lens I have ever owned. I now use 90mm Summicron ( pre APO )and 75mm Summilux. They are great lenses but lack the "round" tonal values of the 90mm Elmarit. If you can find a real clean one buy it!!!
 
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