Reviews and Problems with Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
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If I knew I would have bought it before
Sal_Ve, B&H Photo
1 week ago
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). The Summarit is just the perfect balance. Crisp, great definition and I do not agree with those that say it feels like a cheapo.I do miss the lens shade.
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.
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. This lens is all Leica.. in construction and in image quality. In fact, I like the rubber focus ring. And lets be realistic... one buys a Leica lens for its image quality...
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. Only down side is that you need to buy the lens hood separately. Sharp rendition of images with very nice bokeh when you shoot wide open. A light weight lens that performs, and hits a very nice price point in the Leica world.
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 this one was worth the extra cost over the Voigtlander f3.5 90mm, which is bigger and heavier, roughly half as bright, and has a screw mount (so the adapter would add even...
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.
Summary: I had the chance to handle this fine M-mount rangefinder camera portrait (short telephoto) lens at this year's Photo Plus East and came away quite impressed with it. It focuses nearly as quickly as my APO-Summicron-M lens, but, better yet, offers a level of a performance that is as good as, if not better, than Leica's top-of-the-line fast 90mm lens at a significant savings.
Excerpt: I purchased this 90mm lens to use with my Leica M9 because I wanted a lens similar to the Canon 85/1.2 which I use for a large percentage of my work on the F/F Canon cameras. The 85mm produces stunning images and although this lens is not quite as fast, it still produces beautiful results which mirror those which I get from the Canon lens.