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  1. A few thoughts on why I shoot the Leica M10/M240 and Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 for Weddings on the Steve Huff blog.
  2. ..or maybe not Lucy, but I love the reflection of the sky in her sunglasses M10 / Noctilux 1.0
  3. adli

    The swimmer

    Young girl after a cold swim. Leica M10 / Noctilux f/1.0
  4. adli

    The swimmer II

    An other shot from the same series. Leica M10 / Noctilux f/1.0
  5. I just picked up a brand new Noctilux f/0.95 and couldn't be happier. I worried that it would be too difficult to focus and that I was 'in over my head', or that it was a waste of money and lens, given my abilities. I'm about as amateur as they come. Couldn't be further from the truth! First, with an M240, I don't find it difficult to focus wide-open at all. I mean, you have to be careful and take your time, and I shoot continuous drive, adjusting my body by leaning in/out slightly. I shot the Man in the Hat while walking, at 1/180 shutter! The way I am justifying the high price is that it's basically 2 lenses in one. From f/1.4 on it draws like a Summilux by most reviewers' opinion. At f/0.95, it's in a magical league of one. The price difference between the Summilux and Noctliux is "only" $5000. So it's like buying a Summilux and a special 0.95 lens for $5K more. $5K for a 0.95 lens is not at all crazy, and well worth it. Yeah, you have the weight and size; but it's still lighter and smaller than carrying two lenses!
  6. I am curious about different peoples opinion about how effective are Leica's slide-out hoods. I have seen conflicting posts for some time. As an example one person thinks the 75mm APO-Summicron is optically an excellent lens, except the lens hood is ineffective so the lens is a poor design. Another thinks the lens hood on the same lens is just fine. I know I am talking about a variety of lenses over several generations. But I have a variety of lenses from several generations. In some cases I have purchased additional hoods from third parties, such as from Mr. Overgaard, and some I have come to hate, like the plastic hood on the last version of the 50mm Noctilux f/1. One of the lenses I am most curious is the 50mm APO-Summicron, but I would like to ask about others as well...
  7. Dear friends, I just came back from the lake area near Fuji Mountain in Tokyo. It was a great trip, although the weather was kind of bad.... it is simply too foggy to take a perfect shot of the Fuji Mountain. I woke up at 4:30 in the morning and tried to call for a taxi to the shooting location I have in mind. However.....no taxi....at all! As stubborn as I am, I decided to walk for 1.5 hours to the location for the sunrise shot. As I was walking towards to the destination, I have a bad feeling since I can see NOTHING over the lake. The Fuji mountain disappeared. After I arrived, I sat there waiting for the sun to rise. However, there came the sun, and I took my first shot.... here it is... "Ladies and gentlemen, Fuji Mountain Sun Rise!" DSC06961_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr I was disappointed but at the same time.... my stubbornness overpowered my brain again. I decided to sit there and wait for the perfect moment. It was so cold, and luckily I brought with me a bottle of hot coffee.... People started to come in, including some folks who decided to do canoeing on a foggy day. With nothing to do, I took some pictures of them. DSC06983_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr DSC07008_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr I have waited for more than three hours..... finally, my persistence paid back... the fog started to go away, and I was able to see the coast on my right-hand side. DSC07026_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to share with you this picture that I took under a big tree full of red leaves after three hours of wait! Hope you will enjoy it. Best regards, Terence from Hong Kong DSC07158_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr DSC07103_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr DSC07060_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr DSC07201_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr DSC06858_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr
  8. I was wandering on the street in Tokyo without any purpose. I walked pass this midnight diner (居酒屋) and was attracted by the way the Japanese interact with others. The person in the black suit was paying his bill and leaving the restaurant. Both side bowed a few times as they exchanged dialogue. This quite interested me and I snapped this shot. I think it documented some of the feeling of Japanese's bowing culture. DSC07426_s by Terence Yam, on Flickr (50mm Noctilux on Sony A7) Hope you like it. Best, Terence from Hong Kong
  9. The following review of the Canon 50mm f/1.0 lens brands it as "wholly impractical" which is a label I would expect the reviewer to also hang on any of the Leica Noctilux M lenses; but is this an accurate assessment of the 50mm f/1.0 lens as a whole - regardless of who makes it? I suppose that depends on how one defines the term "wholly impractical." If that definition hinges on price, there are a lot of lenses and cameras out there that the reviewer would also brand as "wholly impractical." A 50/1.0 lens is capable of more than shooting at maximum aperture. A lens that offers f/1.0 or f/0.95 is a specialized lens; it offers the image maker choices that are not available with slower 50 mm lenses. Yes, any 50/1.0 (or 0.95) lens is big, heavy and costly; that's a given. But specialized is not tantamount to impractical IMHO. Thoughts?
  10. I am (was) a Noctilux virgin. Always desired one never able to afford one.... UNTIL NOW! I had a moment of madness after selling my (heave to lug around) PhaseOne kit and then without any consideration to the environment put the lot down on this minty baby from 1977. I am very excited. My DREEEEAM combination was to own a Leica M Monochrome with a Noctilux on the front of it. Dream come true. I have been using a Canon LTM 50mm f1.2 and it has been a very good servant and given me some great images. I'm not sure I will sell it because I am hoping they will produce very different images, but, between you & I, I am extremely happy and consider myself exceptionally fortunate to be able to own such an amazing set.. I will post some photos at some point when my heart rate slows down a bit. I do most of my photo posting at http://www.500px.com/leicam I guess everyone has a Noctilux story at some point in their life. I remember the very first time I saw one and used it and thought then, I would love to get one one day. Added some photos of the lens, I do also have the hood but no box. I think it is in AMAZING condition for a 1977 lens, I think the previous owner took very good care of it and I hope to do the same.. it will get A LOT of use now I own it but I will also respect the condition and value of it.
  11. I really love taking random street photography like this. Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Location: Dubai - Jumeirah Beach Residence Welcome 2016
  12. I updated my 50mm APO article with a section about purple fringing and how to remove it in Lightroom from Noctilux and other lenses. Enjoy! "What is Purple Fringing in Leica lenses?"
  13. Uwe M.

    Miss J.

    ...enstanden während eines Spazierganges. Leica M-P, Noctilux f/0.95, Offenblende, LR
  14. I wanted to capture this night scene just because of the lights coming from the ground and the bokeh behind. Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Location: Dubai / Jumeirah Beach Residence
  15. I wanted to capture this moment during my visit to the exhibition of Steve McCurry in Old Town, Prague this year. There were 107 of the best photographs from career of Steve McCurry, the contemporary icon of world photography, including author’s most important photograph, this portrait “Afghan Girl”. Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 Location: Prague
  16. begbie

    Praying...

    Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Location: Wien No crop as usual... I liked the tones of yellows in the picture and believe that her yellow hat completes this tonnage there.
  17. Sam

    Italia

    Florence M240 Noctilux 0.95
  18. Today I took the SL for a stroll together with the Noctilux. For the first time it was easy to focus this lens at f/0,95! It will be interesting to see what rangefinder developments the coming M will have that will make it competitive for decades to come. Listen to Stefan Daniel interviewed by Andreas Jorgensen on this forum Eric
  19. I love taking random street photographs especially in black and white... Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Location: Wien
  20. While I was wandering in Reykjavik streets, saw this little boy was checking outside from that window. Quickly turned my camera on, focused and pictured him. Fortunately he was not shy to give that pose or he might think he's hiding behind the frosted glass. Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Location: Reykjavik
  21. Skatafell National Park is the biggest national park in Europe, main reason for this park is third biggest glacial cover in the world, it is called Vatnajokul. Camera: Leica M-P Lens: Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Location: Iceland
  22. Hello Everyone, I have a basic question directed at current and former 50mm Noctilux F0.95 owners who had previously owned the earlier F1.0 model: Do you find the 0.95 version of this lens to be better or more usable? I've owned the F1.0 model for some years and tend to use it perhaps 8-10 times annually. You all know it's a quircky beast by nature. Flaring and blue-fringing around any bright areas in a wide-open frame can be a challenge. So have you seen any differences in the F0.95 version along these or other lines? Thank You.
  23. From my latest blog - http://rangefinderchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/dreamy-rome.html Some street shots taken with the Leica M (T240) and Noctilux f1, most wide, or almost wide, open. Please take a look at my e-book too, Rome Cafe: http://www.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/548254-rome-cafe Nick
  24. Caffe Rosati in Rome with Leica M and 50mm Noctilux From my blog: http://kaffe-city.blogspot.it/2015/08/caffe-rosati-rome.html And new book on Blurb - please take a look: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/6372180-rome-cafe Nick
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