Leica 90mm f/2 Summicron Pre-ASPH E55

asiafish

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.

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BrianS

Super Moderator
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.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
That lens certainly agrees with you style- very smooth out-of-focus areas. I have the E48 version, need to use it more.
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.
 

rbelyell

All-Pro
May 14, 2013
NY Mtns
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'.
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
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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