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    summicron m 90mm apo ?

    has anyone tried the 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical on Leica T using the M adapter ?

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    There is a review: Using Manual Focus Lenses on the Leica T | getDPI

    It should be better than the more expensive Noctilux 50/0.95 and i would expect it would not show bizarre double OOF highlights like that one.

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    HI There
    I used it briefly over the weekend (thank you Cam).
    It seems to me to be excellent - and 135 f2 is a pretty fine focal length as well. It's a pity that the Leica T doesn't have IS, but the quiet shutter makes hand holding fairly easy.

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    Considering I hadn't made a cookie ever until Christmas eve, they turned out OK !!





    though it was a rather intense period of research and development




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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    has anyone tried the 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical on Leica T using the M adapter ?
    I haven't tried it on the T, but the lens is simply stunning on the M8 (another cropped sensor). I imagine it would look even better on the T because you would have an aid to focus as opposed to shooting an M if your RF is not in perfect alignment…

    It also is slightly smaller and lighter than the pre-asph versions which would make the balance on the T a bit better. That said, it you don't need f/2, there are even smaller lenses out there.

    It's draw is quite unique and one of the few of the modern glass that caught my eye… It would be lovely to see this gorgeous lens get more love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    Considering I hadn't made a cookie ever until Christmas eve, they turned out OK !!

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    On some, the cookie discs have fallen out!

    Cheers, Kevin.

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    apologies to all.... the cookie pics were posted in the wrong thread!!!... they refer to the fun with leica thread!!!

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    thank you all soo much..will buy it soon and post pics

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    apologies to all.... the cookie pics were posted in the wrong thread!!!... they refer to the fun with leica thread!!!

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    There is no wrong place for cookie pics Kevin . . . . and for those of you unlucky enough not to have had the opportunity, they were delicious!

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    This is partly OT, but:
    Is the Summicron R 90mm the same optical formula as the M, and if not, is it as good? I've been offered one that I would convert to F-mount. It's a Canadian made one.

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    Hi Jorgen,

    The Canadian one is the pre-ASPH R version, so it is not the same as the ASPH M or R ones.

    I believe the Canadian R is close to the pre-ASPH M version which is supposed to be nice, and get sharper as you stop down. Where as the ASPH version of both the M and R are very sharp wide open and keep being very sharp as you stop down till diffraction at some point.

    From my Leica Compendium it is: Low to medium contrast wide open with coarser detail recorded with fuzzy edges. It gets 'markedly' better at F2.8 and excellent at 5.6.

    So it sounds like a good traditional lens design, rather than the new ASPH which starts off sharper. I would take more advice from owners though, since I have never tried one.

    (I have the R 90mm F2.8 and the M ASPH 90mm. )

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    This is partly OT, but:
    Is the Summicron R 90mm the same optical formula as the M, and if not, is it as good? I've been offered one that I would convert to F-mount. It's a Canadian made one.
    Daniel answered a question about the APO vs older R for me (the samples were striking). Buy a 85/1.4 Nikkor or the new 85/1.8 G, unless you can afford the APO R 85.
    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/leica/35...-r-90-2-a.html

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    Thanks both of you. The price I would pay would be very favourable, but it might not be worth it anyway then. I do have the Nikkor 105/1.8 already, which is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    On some, the cookie discs have fallen out!

    Cheers, Kevin.
    I've noticed there are no rear LCD's on back of cookies. Must be really old cookies but certainly delicious . In all honesty...simply love the idea!

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    Re: summicron m 90mm apo ?

    a few quick pics at the camera shop..love this lens already

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