Leica just launched a high-end M-mount 90mm lens that can produce astonishing shallow DOF at maximum aperture without sacrificing sharpness at all. The new Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH Lens consists of 8 optical elements. In order to maintain consistent high quality across the focal range, this lens also comes with a carefully designed floating lens element.
Although this lens supports Leica M mount, you can also connect L-mount cameras via M-Adapter L. So if you own the latest Leica SL2 camera, you can use this lens with full functionality with the help of M-Adapter L.
What makes Leica Summilux-M 90mm so special is the amazing contrast and sharpness you get even at f/1.5. The images it produces are free from vignetting or distortions. Unlike most of the lenses in the market, the edges will not experience any drop off in image quality. Some of the common issues like chromatic aberration and lens flaring are also nonexistent.
Prior to the 90mm lens, Leica Summilex-M 50mm f/1.4 supported the longest focal length in the lineup. Even though the aperture in the new 90mm lens is short at f/1.5 by a fraction, but shallow depth of field it produces is far more pleasing. Also, the background image compression looks gorgeous which makes Leica Summilex-M 90mm a great choice for portrait photography.
Just like Noctilux-M 75 f/1.25 ASPH, this 90mm lens incorporates 2 special aspherical elements. Both of the lenses support a minimum focusing distance of 1 meter (3.2 feet). Even the image aesthetics look quite similar to each other.
Pricing and Availability
Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH costs a whopping $12,995 USD and is available to preorder now. According to Leica, this lens is built with high precision lens construction that makes it exceptionally durable.
Overall, Leica Summilux-M 90 is a great 90mm lens that can produce sharpest images at widest apertures. The image blur quality is extremely pleasing. Due to the high-quality optics, the images are free from distortions, vignetting, aberrations, and flares.
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