Reviews and Problems with Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
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Great, small, well balanced, sharp and flare resistant 90mm lens.
1 March 2015
Summary: Excellent picture quality from my initial tests of the lens on my Sony A7r camera. The lens is extremely sharp and thus far appears to be flare resistant. Lens also balances and focuses extremely well as do my other Leica M and Leica R lenses.
Excerpt: Use the Summarit with M240 with EVF. I arrived to it after trying every other 90M. The Summicron is a super lens but too expensive and heavvy to carry, the Tele-Elmararit 2.8 is average quality, the Macro Elmar f4 is a little too slow for landscape (must open it all the time).
Summary: If you reviewed this lens w/o knowing it was a Leica lens, you would be impressed by its extremely sharp performance. But if you compare it to top end Leica lenses like the 90mm Macro Elmar, you would notice that the Summarit renders images much flatter and colder.
Excerpt: My very first photograph with this lens, downloaded into included Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 and printed without any enhancements, full frame is astonishing, at least to me. Tack-sharp, perfect coloration, contrast and detail. This lens with the Leica hood is a relative bargain at less than [$]
Summary: I was a bit concerned after reading some not so great comments about this lens. In fact, many suggested to buy a used 90mm Elmarit instead. I am sorry, but I do not agree. This is a fantastic lens. Some have also criticized the construction quality of the lens... here again, I must disagree.
Summary: I primarily shoot with a 50mm 1.4 Summilux and 35 f2 Summarit. I wanted something with a little more reach, but did not want to spend the money for an f/2 Leica. This lens is perfect. Nice weight, balances well with my M9-P, and MP. Quality built.
Excerpt: I'm very happy with this lens. It's super sharp, easy to focus, and the bokeh is nice and smooth. Great for portraits or discreet street photography. It's extremely well built and I would buy it again. Highly recommended!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I just bought this lens and am still getting to know it (so I can't yet report on how things look at the lower f-stops, for example). So far it seems exactly as advertised. I have a Voigtlander R3M, and my other lenses are Voigtlanders, but after looking at all available information, I decided that...
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Great optics, very clear all over at all apertures. Build is excellent. A bargain for Leica users. The lens has a little less glow than a 2.8 Elmarit and does not come with a lens hood so a used Elmarit with built in hood may be a better value. For a new lens, this is hard to beat at the price.