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New M9040 Macro Lens

admin

Well-Known Member
Hi folks,

trhere will be obviously a new Macro lens for the M-System. A 90/4.0 Macro

Here is an image which we got from the Leica site:

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(You can see it not in your text-only e-mail, only live in the forum by clicking on the link at the buttom of the e-mail)
 

jay

Member
> What a silly waste of Leica's precious R&D funds. The few people ambitious > enough to use an M for macro probably already own a Visoflex, or could get > one for around $100 and mount any 90mm lens to it. This new lens is @ $1200 > *plus* $750 for the macro attachment and it only goes to 50cm which is 1:3 and > therefore not macro at all.
 

mattinasi

Well-Known Member
> While I don't consider it a true macro, I like this lens very much! I'd love to be able to focus to 0.5 meters with a 90 on my rangefinder, and the 1:3 repro is just fantastic. I also love the small size of this lens, but losing a stop (I have a 90 2.8 now) would be a slight drawback. I think I'd prefer the close focus ability to the stop though, so I really look forward to trying this lens.

- marc
 

lvd

Member
Jay,

There is a market for a 90/4 the size of a 50/2, that you can put in =20 any pocket.

There is a market for a 90 which offer the greatest magnification ever =20=

offered by a Leica M lens.

There is a market for a 90 cheaper (without the adapter) than the =20 90/2,8 and the 90/2, with the same quality.

There is a market for the perfect lens for traveling light, a companion =20=

for the Tri-Elmar or for the 35/2.

The Visoflex is as heavy and cumbersome as the new lens is light and =20 compact.

Lucien
 
H

hektor

Dear Lucien,

The best summary of the 1:4/90 Macro(sic)-Elmar-M I have read so far.

Regards,

Justin
 
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Mimi

LvD, great, finally somebody who see some positive aspects. I think this lens will find its market - hopefully many M users who actually use their camera and not only keep it in their original box (mint
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). I see many uses, especially for hiking and travelling, when every gram counts.
Cheers,
Mimi
 

ruben_blaedel

Well-Known Member
>> LvD, great, finally somebody who see some positive aspects. I think > this lens will find its market - hopefully many M users who actually > use their camera and not only keep it in their original box (mint ). I > see many uses, especially for hiking and travelling, when every gram > counts. > Cheers, > Mimi

I am thinking of changing my 90c 4 to this new "macro" 90 - but how do I avoid faults focusing close ?

Regards

Ruben -
 

ellie

Well-Known Member
Well, regardless of the lenses used....The announcement today from Kodak that they are slashing their dividend to pay for a corporate emphasis on digital photography makes one begin to reflect on what the future holds for Leica. Yes I know there will always be film, and Leica photographers to use such film. Nevertheless, the problems associated with digital will be solved ( storage, cost, etc. ). Kodak needs to be where the "action is".

Elliot
 
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Mimi

Ellie, what does this comment have to do with the new lens? Puzzled
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Are you working for Kodak??
 
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billpalmer

To me, this is an ideal travel lens. I can see myself carrying it in preference to my 90mm Tele Elmarit. I had a 90 collapsible years ago, and regret getting rid of it; I have a 50mm Elmar (latest version) now. This lens offers 90mm framing together with a sensible and reasonably practical handheld close-up facility, for a minimal penalty in lens speed - ideal.

Regards,

Bill
 

jay

Member
> reasonably practical handheld close-up facility, for a minimal penalty > in lens speed - ideal.>>

I bet Leica's brochure blurb will say that almost verbatim...right before the $1300 pricetag and $750 for the macro tube.

>
 
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billpalmer

Jay, if that turns out to be the case then I'd say the marketing people have done their job right for once.

Regards,

Bill
 

kajabbi

Active Member
The is a comprehensive review of the new 90mm lens in Erwin Puts'Home page. The new lens is collapsible. Since I am a M5 user exclusively, that keeps me from getting one. I know I will cock the shutter before extending the lens, and my meter arm will be damaged.
That aside, the review is most interesting and the comparasons with other90/100MM leica lenses is startling. By the way, I have a munt collapsible 90MM that I no longer use.If anyone is interested, contact me off the forum.It includes both caps, hood, and hoodcap.
 
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