After buying the aforementioned Canon P, it followed that a long lens (or two) would be added in short order. I definitely wanted a 90 or 100mm lens, in part because the P has 100mm framelines built into the viewfinder (90 would be close enough for government work), and in part because they tend to be small and portable, in keeping with my travel camera system concept. A 135mm would be nice as well; I have an external turret finder, and the extra reach is useful at times. I was fortunate to find someone who had several lenses that fit my requirements at a reasonable price.
The seller happened to have a couple of Leitz Elmar 90mm f/4 lenses he wasn’t using, along with a couple of Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 Q.C. units. We struck a deal for one of each. Once I got them I cleaned everything up – there was a little fogging on both lenses – and got them ready for use. The Nikkor came with its original hood, but I had to source one for the Elmar, especially since it has a few cleaning marks and can be a bit prone to flare.
In addition to the 35 and 50mm lenses I already had, I consider my Leica Thread Mount/Canon P outfit essentially complete. The 35, 50, and 90 will be the travel lens kit, with the 135 reserved for specific tasks (it weighs a ton and requires the external finder) where the extra length is necessary. I’ve run several rolls through the camera now and find it really pleasant to shoot. The Nikkor lens adds a lot of weight and bulk, but that can be helpful in stabilizing the camera when shooting moving subjects. The Elmar is about the same weight as the lightweight aluminum Jupiters and is just as easy to use.