The reason why Leica is considered expensive is because all people see are new lenses, but in fact, Leica has many second-hand lenses that are not very expensive. For example, Leica Elmar 90mm F4 L39 first generation. This lens is quite old, but it works great and they are very cheap!
Paired with Leica iiig
The early 90mm lens looked a bit strange when mounted on an M camera. So I chose to mount it on the IIIg and they look quite nice. The Leica ELMAR 90mm f4 is excellent and rivals all modern Leica lenses. It’s a little too sharp and totally worth it. Maybe the F4 aperture is too small, and modern people pursue large apertures. But even at f/4, the 90mm lens can still produce beautiful bokeh effects. In addition to the aperture factor, bokeh also depends on the distance between the lens and the subject. The closer the subject, the more obvious the bokeh.
90mm Street Photography
Saul Leiter uses a 90mm lens and does not rely on bokeh or atmosphere. He is a true master of 90mm. I think using a telephoto lens for street photography is an elegant act. You know, it takes a lot of courage to take a close-up shot with a 21mm lens, and it’s easy to spot. But the closer you get, the easier it is to get powerful photos. Street photography with a 90mm lens requires a strong sense of observation. To be honest, I’m not good at 90mm photography and prefer to use a 35mm lens.
Focal Length: 9cm (90mm)
Mount: LEICA SM
Min. Focusing Distance: approx. 1m (3ft)
Minimum / Maximum Aperture: f/36(f/32 N)~f/4.0
Filter Attachament Size: E39
Weight: approx. 240/300g