UPDATE : A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available.
For my review of the NEX-5N camera with Leica & Zeiss lenses, I was loaned a Leica Summarit-M 75/2.5 by co-author Caroline and really like it a lot. It made me long for a longer 😉 lens, my current gear maxing out at 50mm, save for a unwieldy but superb Zeiss Contax Sonnar 135/2.8.
Having read great things about the Elmarit-M 90/2.8, I headed strait to Marco Schouten’s Leicaphile Ali-Baba cave, and Mr Schouten found me found an A/B condition at a good price. The lens has been with me for 30 minutes now and it’s love at first sight.
If you’re old enough to be a Friends fan, you’ll know what I mean: “Oh .. My .. God!” 😉
I’ll keep this one short. So you will do the review on this one 😉
Sharp? You tell me!
Good for portraits? What do you think?
Bokeh? You be the judge!
Contrast? What’s your opinion?
Highlight preservation? How would you put it?
So, what’s your opinion on this lens?
I like it a lot and agree with all the reviewers have written about it, except for one point. 90 is not for reach. You don’t buy this lens to get closer to things. You buy it for its perspective, for the way it renders and the look it gives to your scene. TO me, it’s just lovely.
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