I bought this camera and lens combo nearly two years ago, and finally received it back from being fully serviced just as COVID-19 began sweeping through the United States. As such, I’ve had quite a bit of down time during my weeks off (medical personnel here) to really test out the camera since I bought it. It’s an absolute joy to use, and the rangefinder inside puts my Fujica GL690 and Canonet QL17 Giii to shame. I think we’ve all heard the hype surrounding the Leica M3, and after using it the past few weeks, I’d say the hype is real.
Leica 90mm Elmarit-M
I’ve gone off Leica glass – the newer stuff at least. I touched on this in a roundabout way in my 28mm Elmarit-M review, but since then it’s become ever more clear to me that it’s just not for me – it’s just too “good” for my tastes. This really couldn’t be truer of the Leica 90mm Elmarit-M, which is exactly why have just replaced it.
I’ve recently bought myself a Leica 90mm Elmarit-M. Partly to give me a 90mm focal length with modern glass for my Sony A7s/r at work. But also, I’d started feeling like I wanted something a little more modern in its rendering than the 90mm Elmar I’d had before. It’s not as thought the elmar is …