LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8 Black & White Film

LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8

Why always write about 90mm?

Recently, I have focused on writing some articles about the 90mm lens. It’s not that I have a strong preference for 90mm, but many friends have consulted me about my opinions on the lens. In fact, I don’t know much about 90mm and I haven’t used it much either. I have quickly sold several of them, including this lightweight Tele-Elmarit M90 2.8 “Skinny Nine”. It is indeed very lightweight and of good quality, but it still lacks something.

Brief review of the “Skinny Nine”

Small size is the essence of Leica, but the “Skinny Nine” has always been unpopular because it is prone to fogging. The first version of the Tele design was the “Fat Nine”, which had a good reputation. Later, the “Skinny Nine” was designed with a new type of glass, significantly reducing its size and weight. At that time, the “Skinny Nine” was very popular and was favored by many people as a travel lens. However, it was later found that the “Skinny Nine” was extremely prone to fogging, which could not be removed, with some saying it was due to oil or coating problems. Whatever the problem was, Leica eventually replaced the design. The lens I have on hand was also heavily discounted by the buyer due to fogging, which was my fault for not researching before buying. Fortunately, it was not expensive overall.

Buying advice:

I sold it and got an early version of Elmar 90mm f/4 because the thread fits well with IIIG. Overall, for the M version, I would recommend the Summicron-m 90mm f/2 E55 version, which I think is a more suitable choice.

Date: 1974-1989 Size: Only as big as the Minolta Leica Elmar-c 90mm f/4. Slightly smaller than the old version of Elmar 90mm f/4. Flare: It is said that this design is prone to flaring, and even with a lens hood, it doesn’t help much. The problem becomes worse when it becomes foggy, but I didn’t notice it myself. Versions: Many were produced, but German-made ones were rare, and silver ones were even rarer. The 70th anniversary kit M4-P came with random versions.

Model: Elmarit
MPN: 11800
Series: Leica Tele-Elmarit-M
Brand: Leica
Compatible Brand: For Leica, For Fujifilm, For Olympus, For Panasonic, For Sony
Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
Camera Type: Rangefinder
Focal Length Type: Fixed/Prime
Focus Type: Manual
Focal Length: 90mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Type: High Quality, Prime, Telephoto, Portrait
Mount: Leica M

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LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
LEICA ELMARIT-TEL 90MM F2.8
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