Seeing as I have a 35mm FLE on the way, I will at some point need a medium tele, too.
I was given the chance to purchase an Elmarit-M 90mm a few months back at a nice price, but waited too long. It didn´t help that I didn´t own the M9 yet, either. I regret my silly waiting game a lot, and the Elmarit seems very difficult to find locally.
It seems I have a couple of alternatives when it´s time to buy a medium tele lens (probably not before well into next year, I have to pay my wife back part of the 35 FLE first!).
1: Elmarit-M 90mm. My first choice. f/2.8 is plenty fast for me, and from what I´ve seen, it´s a beautiful brush of a lens.
2: Summarit-M 90mm. My second choice. F/2.5 is almost unnecessarily fast(hah!), but it´s new, has coding from the factory, and is supposed to be a pretty nice performer, even compared to the Elmarit 90.
3: Summicron pre-Asph 90mm. I know virtually nothing about this lens, except from Puts´ scribblings in the Lens compendium, and that it costs much the same as the two candidates above on the second hand market.
4: Voigtländer Heliar 75/1.8. It reviews favourably on Reid, anyone else know anything about it? Looks interesting, though a tad short perhaps.
5: APO-ASPH Summicron 75 and 90mm. Frightening cost, but good performers. Might be a tad big? Same goes with number 4.
Please help an idiot. It´s the kind thing to do..