$12 995 Summilux M 90/1.5 ASPH
Old 12-12-2019   #1
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$12 995 Summilux M 90/1.5 ASPH

OK guys, so we have yet another lens to dream about.

https://uk.leica-camera.com/Photogra...-M-90-1.5-ASPH
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Old 12-12-2019   #2
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In 20 years, we will have a replica made in China! Be patient.
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Old 12-12-2019   #3
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I thought Summilux meant f1.4.
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Summilux could mean "faster than 2.0".

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SUMMICRON (f/2) had the first part of its name (Summi) taken from the Summar lenses of old. The latter part, cron, refers to the fact that the lenses originally used Crown glass (which was produced by a company Leitz acquired).

SUMMILUX (f/1.4) has the same prefix as its slower sibling, the Summicron, but has “lux” attached to the end to indicate its additional light-gathering powers. “Lux” is latin for “light.”

NOCTILUX (f/1) is the mother of all fast Leica lenses. It has both parts of its name dedicated to the fact that it’s a beast in low-light situations. “Nocti” is from the word “nocturnal”.
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Looks nice. I can’t afford it. (This doesn’t “alienate” me, whatever that means). Kudos to those who can.
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Old 12-12-2019   #6
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perfect for the Leica SL 1& 2 or any other mirrorless camera out there.

I don't fully agree with big and fast lenses on RF camera though
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It'll probably only be useable on a camera with LiveView, i.e. M10 / M240. I have enough challenges with my 90/f2 getting the focus spot-on with the rangefinder when close in and fully open, that I imagine it'll be almost impossible to do it with this lens.
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Old 12-12-2019   #8
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What d_c says. Not that I have the money, but even if I did, can't see spending that kind of money for a short telephoto, super fast lens for a rangefinder camera.

SLR, yes, Mirrorless, yes, but accuracy on a rangefinder, for a lens that long, not for me.

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I like this bit in the specs:

Angle view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) For 35mm (24 x 36 mm): approx. 27/23/15,
for M8: approx. 21/17/11

They actually are still mentioning the M8! Even though they don't support it.

I love RF kameras for 50mm and below. Zero interest in this lens that you'll have to chimp every shot to see if you actually got it in focus. Use the best tool for the job. With lenses like this it is a DSLR or mirrorless AF camera.
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Nikon 85/1.4 is an AF lens, sort of solves the problem of focusing. Plus you could use the $11,500 you save to buy something useful.
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Old 12-12-2019   #11
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In 20 years, we will have a replica made in China! Be patient.
Probably next year there will be a variant released by 7Artisans/TTArtisans for $750.
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No matching finder is included in this price. I pass.
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Never been a fan of the 90mm focal length. I don't think this will ever be on my grail list.
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Someday...there will be an M-mount, rangefinder-style EVF mirrorless camera, and this lens will be great on it.
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I like this bit in the specs:

Angle view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) For 35mm (24 x 36 mm): approx. 27/23/15,
for M8: approx. 21/17/11

They actually are still mentioning the M8! Even though they don't support it.
Who would spend $13000 and still use an M8? You'd have to really be on the sauce to think that combo is the combo to have...
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Nikon 85/1.4 is an AF lens, sort of solves the problem of focusing. Plus you could use the $11,500 you save to buy something useful.
Perhaps the slightly more expensive Nikkor 105/1.4E would be a closer match optically. Still $11,300 saved!

It's a big SLR lens (985g) but lighter than the Leica...

The world must have gone crazy.
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No matching finder is included in this price. I pass.
Who makes a matching finder at 90mm? The M already has 90mm framelines and you can buy the EVF2.
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Who makes a matching finder at 90mm? The M already has 90mm framelines and you can buy the EVF2.
It was supposed to be a joke, but you ruined it!
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It was supposed to be a joke, but you ruined it!
Ha! Sorry... guess its hard to take that lens seriously. I dont use the superb 90mm Elmar macro I have now..
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There is no way I can focus this on a film body even with the 1.4x magnifier. So I am guessing there will be a M mount digital in the future with a more advanced live view focusing system.
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It'll probably only be useable on a camera with LiveView, i.e. M10 / M240. I have enough challenges with my 90/f2 getting the focus spot-on with the rangefinder when close in and fully open, that I imagine it'll be almost impossible to do it with this lens.
+ how big portion of viewfinder that big lens is going to block. even 1/3 perhaps?

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Yes, there's a lot to be said for the SLR's of this world but perhaps I shouldn't mention that here. Best to wait and see if a version with the 3 cam R mount appears...



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Haven’t used my 90 Elmar in years....gonna have to pass :-(
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I wonder what drove Leica to make this lens. Is there really that big of a demand for 90mm lenses for M-mounts? Most M users I know are shooting with 28-50mm lenses. Why not make something fast on the wide end? 28/35 nocti?
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I wonder what drove Leica to make this lens. Is there really that big of a demand for 90mm lenses for M-mounts? Most M users I know are shooting with 28-50mm lenses. Why not make something fast on the wide end? 28/35 nocti?
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I wonder what drove Leica to make this lens. Is there really that big of a demand for 90mm lenses for M-mounts? Most M users I know are shooting with 28-50mm lenses. Why not make something fast on the wide end? 28/35 nocti?
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Yes, there's a lot to be said for the SLR's of this world but perhaps I shouldn't mention that here. Best to wait and see if a version with the 3 cam R mount appears...



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I'm waiting for the ROM mount version thankyouverymuch.
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I wonder what drove Leica to make this lens. Is there really that big of a demand for 90mm lenses for M-mounts? Most M users I know are shooting with 28-50mm lenses. Why not make something fast on the wide end? 28/35 nocti?
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I wonder what drove Leica to make this lens. Is there really that big of a demand for 90mm lenses for M-mounts? Most M users I know are shooting with 28-50mm lenses. Why not make something fast on the wide end? 28/35 nocti?
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I wonder what drove Leica to make this lens. Is there really that big of a demand for 90mm lenses for M-mounts? Most M users I know are shooting with 28-50mm lenses. Why not make something fast on the wide end? 28/35 nocti?
On the fence about this one.
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