The GetDPI Photography Forum

Great to see you here. Join our insightful photographic forum today and start tapping into a huge wealth of photographic knowledge. Completing our simple registration process will allow you to gain access to exclusive content, add your own topics and posts, share your work and connect with other members through your own private inbox! And don’t forget to say hi!

Leica M film lenses


Well-known member
I've decided to sell my Leica M 50mm 1.4 Summilux Pre ASPH to fund another lens I need more for work. However, I've been thinking about two other FL's in the M mount. The 90mm Summicron or the Elmarit 90mm and the 35mm Summicron. Does anyone have a preference for the best formulas and production dates? I would use these on my M2-R. Thanks.


Active member
For 90mm, I have been using a 1964 Tele Elmarit (fat) for over 20 years now. It's a coated lens and gives great sharpness, even on digital, and color across the frame. As for a 35mm lens, I stupidly sold my tiny Summilux v2 or v3, and am now using a Zeiss Biogon. I use silver lenses on my silver M4-P (except the 135 Tele)