Reviews and Problems with Leica 75mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
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Fine Leica image quality at a more affordable price.
Stephen Surfaro "SteveSurf", Amazon
12 April 2014
Summary: There is only one minor drawback of this stellar gem of a lens that consistently delivers image quality and pleasing bokeh. It does not include a lens shade; however, I do not even use one as this lens is pretty resistant to flare. Wonderful lens and a focal length that is incredibly useful for both digital and film.
Excerpt: This lens is a cheaper alternative for a portrait lens. It is very poor under high contrast lighting as it shows significant latral chromatic aberation or "purple fringing" in contrasty light. It may be fine for natural light portraits but definitely is poor for landscape or other photography where the high resolution and magnification will make you ask why you photo looks unsharp. I have been using this lens for portraits and it is fine.
Excerpt: Like all Leica lenses, this is a fantastic lens. Particularly good for portraits used on a Leica M8 or M8.2 where the equivalent focal length is 100mm. There are no better lenses than Leica lenses. Here you have a chance to buy one that is reasonably priced.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Nothing like a Leica lens, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my M9. I already own a 35 Summarit and I am very pleased with both. Good price/value. At 2,5, it is not the fastest lens but you get the Leica image quality. Tiny lenses ideal for traveling, which is why I use the combo M9+Summarit.
Excerpt: Ya gotta give it up when it comes to this lens. For the price? I mean, come on. What's the problem with a 75mm? Noone can figure out it's use. Try it and you will see that this is one really great lens.
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Pricequality ratio, Really great portraits
Summary: In the 75mm Leica catagory the Summarit-M is more compact than it's Summicron sibling, and for those wanting Leica quality, but not the price, less expensive. It is simplicity with stunning quality. The f2.5 makes for fantastic DOF, but not too much that can sometimes throw off a portrait (especially in a rangefinder). Great lens at a price that won't cause you to have to auction off all your pets.
Excerpt: I used this lens for 3 months and got excellent photographs. I am extremely pleased with the image quality, and the size and feel of the lens are just right. It would be nice if it had a hood built in. Today the aperture ring came lose and made the lens unusable. I took it to Leica service for repair; the people were very friendly and helpful, but it is a shame that this happened. I hope this is just bad luck and Leica did not cut corners in quality.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my M9 I was looking for a suitable lens for travel. I like the fact that this lens is very light, not bulky and the 75mm focal length is great for closeups. At f2.5 this is not a very fast lens but it is fast enough for my applications. Recommended.