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Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
8.9 out of 10

Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M

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Reviews and Problems with Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M

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Overall 10
10

Great, small, well balanced, sharp and flare resistant 90mm lens.

naturephoto1, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

If I knew I would have bought it before

Sal_Ve, B&H Photo
19 December 2014
  • 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).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Not up to the usual Leica build quality

Desmolicious, Amazon
17 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Better than Tele Elmarit or Elmarit!

Rich in San Francisco, B&H Photo
28 October 2012
  • 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 [$]
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

O.P., Amazon
21 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Leica Glass

V "Beach Bum", Amazon
30 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens! Delivers on every shot.

bobboyd, B&H Photo
27 July 2011
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Smooth operation; crisp results

Hank, B&H Photo
1 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Unlike some others report, my copy of this lens is very smooth to operate and the the results with a Leica M9 are excellent.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

An actual Leica I can (sort of) afford

Andrew, B&H Photo
19 May 2011
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Good lens, good value

Jarj, B&H Photo
1 March 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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