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Leica Macro Elmar-M 90mm F/4

Leica Macro Elmar-M 90mm F/4
alaAverage 4.9

17 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Leica Macro Elmar-M 90mm F/4. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 98/100.

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This summary is based on the products: Leica 90mm f/2.5 SUMMARIT-M, Telephoto Manual Focus Lens for M System, Black - USALeica 90mm f/2.5 SUMMARIT-M, Telephoto Manual Focus Lens for M System, Black - USA

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: John.A.Plowman (

Leica 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R Lens


Although I owned the previous model 90mm f/2.8 R, I traded it in for the later model, now discontinued of course. The later lens meets its claims with ease, furthermore it is lighter and more compact, and allegedly better at closer range than the...

Neat, lightweight, compact, almost pocketable.

None discerible.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Christian Nagel (

Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH


I got this lens at Ebay USA for 500 USD !!!! The bargain of my life ! Before this one, I used the M 2.8/90, which is also excellent and a little bit more lightweight. I sold this lens after aquiring the Apo 2/90. This lens is simply outstanding. Crisp,...

Mechanics, perfect optics from f/2 on !

None. The lens is worth every penny (according to the official price)!

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: nagelchr (

Leica 90mm Elmarit-M f/2.8


Super sharp, super precise mechanics and optics. No need to buy the heavier summicron. This one is perfectly balanced with the M6 and doesn't obstruct the viewfinder. The pics couldn't be better. And this one is very lightweight compared to SLR-lenses...

Superb mechanical and optical quality !

None !

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: Dave_in_HK (

Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH


Astonishingly sharp, almost too sharp for portrait work. This lens will mercilessly exaggerate every wrinkle, pore, pockmark, and wayward strand of hair on your subject, and at wider apertures your focal plane had better be dead on because even small...

So sharp you'll need eye protection to look at your negs * Solid build & good heft

Too sharp for glamor work (no kidding) * Price, of course

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: harbormor (

Leica 90mm Elmarit-M f/2.8


I'm surprised this lens has not been elevated to 'legendary' status by Leica afficionados. Yet. It scares me how sharp it is; and the color rendition is vibrant. Contrast is right on, not excessive. This lens ranks equal to the new 50mm Summicron-M in...

Superb color, contrast and clarity.

None in my opinion.

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: jhsymington (

Leica 90mm Elmarit-M f/2.8


Bought alongside a 35mm Summicron and the 50mm Summilux. When I am out and about the 50mm doesn''''t get used so much. I would say a 90mm would be the second lens to buy after the 35mm for outdoor/travel photography.

Relatively compact Rugged Faultless results Good value for money

I wish there was a way of locking the sliding lens hood in its extended position ; I feel you would get better protection from knocks

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: breglumasi (

Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH


It is outstanding. I''ve never believed my eyes for what I ''ve seen, ex. with slides. No comparison is possible with other lenses. At full aperture is splendid and so at 5,6. You can not miss it in your stable.

It is an apo and an aspherical, what''s more?

The price, of course. But quality has its own price.

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: Edward S (

Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH


If you travel with a Leica, then this should be in your bag. It is a great lens to get in tight with people and feels better balanced, while being lighter than the 75/1.4. Soft background at 2.0 with great bokeh, sharpness and saturation. Sharpness is...

Sharpness, color saturation


May, 2001

Consumer review by: David Kernaghan (

Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH


This is a lens without peer, a lens that sets the standard for all other medium telephotos. I know of no other lens in this range that can compete with the APO at f2.0, and f2.8. When you factor in the lack of vibration from a M series body, this lens...

Exceptional resolution, colour fidelity, and flatness of field. Nice compact size, resonable weight, and state of the art wide aperture performance. A great shooting combination with any M series body.

Not cheap by any standards.

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: Chanjin Shin (

Leica 90mm Elmarit-M f/2.8


Very good performance and color balance. Reasonable price(comparable to other leica lens)

Compact, light, easy to use, good color saturation and balance.


Aug, 2000

Product Specifications

Leica creates precision optical products for work and leisure. The superlative photographic results brought about by the precision optics and mechanics, the brilliant image in the slide projection, or in nature as observed through binoculars or spotting scopes, all bring enjoyment to their users. A sense of achievement arises when intense involvement with the products leads users to discover and perfect new capabilities and new ways of seeing, whether in photography or - using the binoculars and scopes - in the field of sports.