I am working on the review of this wonderful lens, that is sadly discontinued by Leica. It is a very light small lens ideally suited for travel. The nearest modern alternative would be the 90mm F/2.8 Summarit. The F/2.8 Elmarit is available on EBay and if one is careful, you can pick up a very good copy.


Leica Lens Codes – 11807-black, 11808-chrome, 11899-titanium
Production date Range – 1990-2007
Number of Optics/Groups – 4 /4
F stop range – f/2.8 – f/22
Closest focusing distance – 1 m
Aperture – Manual, 10-blade
Filter Size – 46mm
Construction – Black anodized aluminum or chrome plated brass
Weight – 410 g black, 560 g chrome /0.90 lb black, 1.23 lb chrome
Designer – Walter Mandler

The Review is coming, but I wanted to add some images from this stellar Mandler designed 90mm!

All testing done by Andrew Gough.