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Hi guys, I would appreciate your help
A store in my city has a Summicron-R 90/2 in almost mint conditions for around 450€. It's the non-APO version, made in Canada and without the E55 engraving. From my research it should be from 1980, more or less. I plan to leitax-adapt it for my Nikon D600.
For those who have it:
- Is the performance wide open good?
- Is focusing acceptably easy/accurate?
I would use it as a portrait lens. I already have the Nikon 85/1.8G and the Voigtländer Nokton 58/1.4 SLII. I would like to have a lens with different characteristics from those,...Show more →
I have the pre-APO 90 and it's great! A nice hunk of metal and glass. Hard to nail the focus by viewfinder when wide open, but with live view it's pretty easy. The bokeh is buttery smooth, and, from what I've seen, is about on par with the 80mm summilux, . Amazing portrait lens. However, not super sharp unless it's stopped down, which makes is a great "soft" portrait lens at f/2 and a great performer at around 4-5.6. To be honest, if you want a super sharp tele in this range, go for a cheap canon 100 f/2 which is super sharp or if you wanna get something a little better the Zeiss 100 f/2 or the canon 135L. If you want manual focusing bliss with aperture control and a solid build, this is a great lens for a fair price (after leitaxing).
Some samples, the first at f/2, the second is prob f4