Leica Elmarit-M 90mm F/2.8 MF Lens (Chrome)
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- mindlessbuttonm...Oct 24, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
This lens is a great value among Leica M lenses. It draws beautifully and renders classically and the photos are not just sharp, but have a clarity I haven't seen in other lenses. It's only an f2.8 but has very pleasant and soft, dreamy bokeh--perfect for portraits. In fact, it may be too sharp for some portrait subjects.
- paulvphotograph...Oct 6, 2010by
Beautiful lens, well-made with great optical qualities. A bit challenging to shoot with since it's manual focus but a great piece of German engineering. Sharp, good bokeh, beautiful colors and contrast. The built-in hood is really great too. See review: http://www.nikonblog.net/leica-elmarit-r-f2.8
- mark5419Jun 15, 2014by
Best Leica M 90mm Lens Ever! This Lens Will Not Disappoint You
This Leica M 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit MF lens is super sharp, excellent with contrast and color, light weight, uses 46mm filters and easy to focus even with the small build in lens hood. Although no longer made by Leica, this lens will exceed your expectations for landscape, travel, portraits, photojournalism and street photography. This lens is razor sharp from f/2.8 and gets even better down to f/8. Even at f/11 to f/16 this lens does excellent. I have found there is no issue with flare, coma, no visible distortion and very minimal vignetting. In my opinion, this lens is as good as the current 90mm f/2.0 M APO Summicron but at half the price, size and weight. If you find yourself needing a moderate telephoto for the aforementioned types of photography, this lens will not disappoint you in the least. If you can find one in excellent condition, I suggest you buy it. Last, if you get one without the 6 bit coding, either Leica will code the lens for you for a nominal cost or you can get a coding kit and do it yourself.Read full review
- bogartsdadNov 6, 2013by
One of my favorite lenses to have with me at all times
Light weight and portable. It's marked in meters and feet for easy distance evaluation. It also has click stops for the F stops which is a another plus for ease of use. Has the common 39 mm filter size that is compatible with other leica lenses. It's one of my favorite lenses for every day use.
- learningworks01Jan 2, 2012by
Love the glass and IQ results
Super sharp and worth every penny. Use for street and landscape photography. At 2.8 it allows me to shoot in a wide variety of lighting conditions.