Leica 90mm f2 and APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f2 ASPH!

Leica 90mm f2 and APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f2 ASPH!:

Hey everyone!  This is just a quick little post…I have to actually get back to finishing my review for the CL.  I took a trip to New Jersey today to play with the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f2 ASPH, and the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f2 ASPH lenses at the Leica Boutique in Bergen County Camera.  I took a few photos with both but they are mostly of my dad (who is also a Leica guy), so I really can’t post them here because he’s blog shy lol.  Sorry, but I will post plenty of images from the 90mm soon when I get my own copy.  I’ll also leave you with a few notes.

First off, the autofocus for both lenses is fast.  They are definitely better than the 50mm Lux although from what I heard from the rep, there will be a firmware update for the 50mm Summilux-SL to speed up the autofocus.  It’s coming very soon.  The two Summicron lenses are also compact, and lightweight, more so than the photos suggest.  I was pleasantly surprised by this.  The build quality is typical Leica meaning built to last, and the images…well…wow might be an understatement.  The truth is, I feel like I shouldn’t have gone to see these lenses because now I want my 90mm even more :).

Anyway, I will be reviewing the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f2 ASPH as soon as I get it.  I am a Leica nut, so I actually ordered my copy last year before there was even a definite date as to when they would be available lol, and my dealer promises me the first one he gets, which should be the end of the month.  So if you’ve been thinking about one yourself, stay tuned :).  If you’ve been looking for one, call Bob at Bergen County Camera, and he’ll do his best to hook you up (phone# 201-664-4113).

5 comments… add one
  • Mahesh

    Fab, look forward to this. I don’t have SL or plan to buy one as it feels too big to me but would love to see what these new lenses offer.

    • Patrick

      Thanks Mahesh!

      Btw, I have the Fuji X-A5, and also an Opteka 35mm f1.7 X Mount lens in my hands to review. Those reviews will come faster than my previous ones lately.

      Best,

      Patrick

      • Mahesh

        Ooh yes please X-A5 review would be great. I was thinking of getting that. Especially the focus speed, the zoom lens and if any improvement in sensor is what I’m interested in.

  • Mahesh

    Hi Patrick, hope you are well and not having another cold spell like here in London. I was wondering if you are soon going to post some pictures from X-A5? 😁

    • Patrick

      Hi Mahesh,

      Apologies for the late reply, and great to hear from you! The opposite is actually happening. Today was like 50 F, which is one of the colder days of this week! We hit 76 F on Wednesday :). As for the X-A5, I’m hoping to post some on Monday or Tuesday because I think I might post my CL review on Monday. I hope you have a great weekend!

      Best,

      Patrick

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