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Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M

MTF: 90mm f/2.4 (2.5) Summarit-M

MTF of the Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M is notably less good than the MTF of the 75mm f/2.4 Summarit-M, suggesting a field curvature as indicated by the dip from center until frame edge is reached.

Stopping down, the 90mm f/2.5 Summarit shows somewhat lower contrast than the 75/2.5 Summarit, along with increased astigmatism. Initial field shooting of the 90/2.5 Summarit-M suggests that this astigmatism is due to lateral chromatic aberration.

The 90/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH easily outperforms the 90/2.5 Summarit-M at f/5.6, and shows much less astigmatism. And at f/2, the Summicron is nearly a match for the Summarit at f/4!

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