Review and Photo example of SUMMICRON R 90mm F2.

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  • LEICA SUMMICRON-R 90mm F2 Photo Example


The R-type Summicron 90mm is a relatively common lens in the used market and is not rare.
As proven by the fact that the lens has been produced in this form for a long time, it is a lens that can be used with confidence for its gentle bokeh and consistent image rendering.
At maximum aperture, the lens is a little slower than the Apo Summicron, but this is acceptable if you consider it to be a feature of the lens.
Unfortunately, the late model R-type Summicron I own is a 3-CAM and not a ROM.
I have seen the ROM version of the Type R Elmarit 90mm in the used market, but I have never seen the ROM version of the Type R Summicron 90mm.
The lens has a wide image circle and is 100% usable at 3:2 cropping on the X2D’s digital medium format 44 x 33 mm sensor. The wide image circle, which exceeds that of a 35mm sensor, is a luxury of older lenses.

X2D triming image

Like the R-type Apo-Summicron, the M-type has a minimum focusing distance of 1m, but the R-type has a reduced minimum focusing distance of 0.7m, which I consider an advantage.


focal length(mm)90
Maximum aperture2
Minimum aperture16
Leaf blade8
Lens configuration4groups 5elements
Minimum distance(m)0.7
Lens length(mm)61.4Distance from mount flange
Lens max diameter(mm)69
Filter diameter(mm)55

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  • 2024.02.17:Update article
  • 2023.03.16:First draft

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