Which telephoto lens for your Leica? Hard to decide? Enter this Leica 90mm lens comparison chart that allows you to see all 18 available lenses at a glance and sort them by features that you chose like weight, speed and more.
Choosing your 90mm telephoto can be hard, that is why I created this Leica 90mm lens comparison chart. You can sort and sift trough the different lenses to find the one that fits you best. The chart is below and a guide on how to use it further down.
Leica 90mm lens comparison chart
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What is the best 90mm lens?
The best Leica 90mm lens is the Leica Summicron 90mm f2. It is sharp and adequately sized with tremendously beautiful Bokeh and speed that can get you trough any tough low light situations.
How to use the Leica 90mm lens comparison table
The chart above is interactive, here is how to use it to find the lens that suits you best.
Show Leica only
If you only want to see first party lenses, meaning lenses made by Leica only, put in LEICA or any manufacturer name under the manufacturer column. This will only display the available 90mm lens from the selected manufacturer.
Sort by maximum aperture
If you want to see the lenses sorted by maximum aperture, click on the little triangle neat the maximum aperture column. This will sort the lenses by ascending, from fastest to slowest lens. Click again to go in a descending order from the slowest lens to fastest lens.
You can check the filter size in the filters column. If you already have a lens and want to see the available lenses that support the same size, simply put in the filter size under the filters column and this will display the lenses that support this size.
Lightest and smallest 90mm
Fun fact, some 90mm weight almost 1kg! If what you want is the lightest and smallest lens then look at the appropriate column and click on the triangle to sort the weight and size in an ascending manner. Click again for the opposite.
The lightest Leica 90mm is the Leica Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8 at 225 grams
The smallest Leica 90mm is the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4 at 41mm. This is because it is collapsible.
Best 90mm Bokeh
If you want Bokeh, 90mm is one of the best focal lengths for blurry backgrounds. Why? Because there are 3 factors that affect Bokeh: The distance between the lens and the subject (as close as possible gives more Bokeh), the focal length and also the maximum aperture. For focal length we are stuck at 90mm, but it is one of the best ones because we are in the telephoto side of things and when it comes to Bokeh, the more telephoto, the better.
This leaves us to lens speed. So the best 90mm Bokeh comes from the Summilux 90mm f1.5. It has a close focus of 3.3 feet or about 1 meter, can shoot wide open at f1.5 and at that focal length the Bokeh is creamy.
What is the cheapest 90mm?
If you are on a budget and want to get a 90mm for your M camera, the usual suspects like 7Artisans and Voigtlander are not there. That leaves the crown for the cheapest 90mm to be the KIPON Iberit 90mm f/2.4
I hope you enjoyed this ultimate Leica 90mm lens comparison article. There are less options then the shorter focal lengths and the field has less options and alternatives. The king is undoubly the Leica Summicron 90mm f2 with it’s sharp rendering and beautiful Bokeh. There’s not much choice when it comes to budget conscious photographers as there is only the Kipon 90mm f2.4.