Reviews and Problems with Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm F/2 ASPH
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boscodamus, B&H Photo
18 September 2013
Excerpt: This is a wonderful lens...but my 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit is as good or better with definitely better bokeh....although the extra stop is worth having when you need it... And the admittedly very expensive Pentax 85mm f/1.4 FA* AF is better for real world IQ. Would I sell it? No...
- Great portrait lens with beautiful bokeh
- Optical quality is excellent
- Collapsible lens hood is practical
- Even though this lens is marked as APO, there are traces of axial chromatic aberration
- Focusing at f/2 with M9 is not always reliable due to shallow depth of field
Excerpt: This is an amazing lens and I'm surprised so little is written of it. It has a beautiful glow when opened up along with sharpness. It's a lifetime lens worth owning and keeping like a family heirloom. I love it on my M5 and M9. It' is not heavy by SLR standards.
Excerpt: I think this is probably the best lens I've ever owned having been photographing for 27 years with many different types of cameras. This is a jewel that I'll always have. People say "heavy" but compared to an SLR lens it's not heavy.
Excerpt: This lens is very large, and doesn't really "jive" with the compact M series theme. If you're into Luigi cases, it won't fit in the standard M9 nose (75/2 largest that will fit, but 90 will fit in the "Noctilux" nose).
Excerpt: The best medio-tele ever. Full stop.
I used it since years from the M6 to the M9, amazing colour balance and terrific bokeh, incredibly sharp even wide open.
Ideal lens for weddings in natural light
Excerpt: The best portrait lens I've ever used/tried/owned. Very solid built quality. All the qualities you want from the portrait lens you'll definitely find in this heavy and solid/in any respect/performer! Sharpness/smoothness/color-fullness and accuracy - all there!!!
I own this lens for about 10 years.