Ze Razor – A Leica Summicron-M 90mm f/2 review


Them Germans! They sure know how to craft some decent quality glass. And by decent I mean “holy sh** this glass is nice!”

As I’m sure most of you know this german quality of craft from the hands of Leica doesn’t exactly come cheap, but every once in a while you luck out, and something presents itself at a fraction of the regular pricing. A bargain.

That is how I got my pristine 1983 Summicron-M 90mm f/2.

The Summicron-M 90mm f/2 was replaced in 1998 by the APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2. By many considered as one of the best lenses ever produced, it will set you back a kidney and a half. But the version I have is the one designed just before the mighty APO.

Produced between 1980-1998 in a couple different mechanical iterations, these “version II” all share the same optics as well as the same 11 blade aperture diaphragm. There are…

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