90mm f/2 Summicron Pre-ASPH E55

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by asiafish, May 16, 2016.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    After trying out the Elmarit 135mm f/2.8 with goggles and liking the look, but not the size, weight or view through the finder, I returned it and bought a 90mm f/2 Summicron v3. This is a seriously heavy chunk of silver chromed brass and beautiful Walter Mandler Canadian glass.

    Here are a few shots on the M-E, focusing quite a bit harder than the 90mm Elmarit (v1), but I think a much nicer look.

    26960694132_02786487dd_c. L1002353 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26960696452_36c75973b1_c. L1002351 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26960699502_2303ebdac2_c. L1002341 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26960701522_986385c093_c. L1002329 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26960703522_1865cd3299_c. L1002275 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26960703102_73284fd4e4_c. L1002285 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26960703972_af1a01bbe2_c. L1002266 by Andrew F, on Flickr
     
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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    That lens certainly agrees with you style- very smooth out-of-focus areas. I have the E48 version, need to use it more.
     
  3. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Thanks Brian, I haven't been happy with Leica telephotos, and while I love the 135 APO Sonnar on Canon, I don't love carrying the Canon kit with me.

    I've sold off all of my Canon kit except for the vacation combo (6D with 24-105/4 L and 50/1.8). That rig comes out when my wife and I explore new places, but most likely next trip will see something small like a D-Lux for her and the M-E with the 35 and 90 or just the 50 for me.
     
  4. rbelyell

    rbelyell Leica Place Veteran

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    May 25, 2014
    very nice signature to this lens. one can clearly understand why certain lenses are worth the premium price.

    i was on a fuji forum yesterday and there was a lot of prattle about the 'organic' look the new xtrans heavily-interpolating sensor gives to RAW files. i took exception to that, positing 'increased interpolation' cannot by definition produce 'more organic' looking results. instead of continuing that verbal debate, i should just post a link to these gorgeous photos as examples of results that are truly 'organic'.
     
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  5. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Interpolation is anything but organic. It's the equivalent of using artificial ingredients to make something bigger...

    I wrote my first interpolation program for digital images in 1979.
     
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