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Hey folks. Any Leica 50mm Noctilux F/0.95 owners here willing to answer a few questions about your experience with the lens for me? I'm doing some research for my next YouTube Video which is a review of the lens. If you're up for it and ok with me using your responses in a YouTube video, please send me a direct message. It's a series of 5 questions and anything else you may want to share. Cheers, Oli 👍🏾
I shot with Canon 5Ds until about 3 years ago when I went for a dalliance with Fuji then let my heart take over and invested heavily in the Leica M series. My first lens was the Summicron 50mm an ex demo but mint condition from Classic Cameras in London. Before this my goto focal length was between 80mm and 200mm with a canon 85mm 1.8 my favourite (there is a faster 85mm but the difference in IQ is not worth the extra money). My second lens was the Leica 90mm Summicron APO - obviously going to be my favourite lens...... errr no I have used it a couple of times on Weddings but seem to go back to 50mm or the 28mm of the Q. I have started to collect 50mm lenses and I have: 50mm Summicron f2 50mm Summilux f1.4 50mm Elmar f3.5 Collapsible 50mm 7Artisans f1.1 <-----------------dirt cheap but quite a character I'm at the point where perhaps I need to trim the number of 50mm's I have. I have an M10, Monochrom (CCD version) and M3 and can't use all three at the same time (I've tried). I like the Summilux and will keep that and then collapsible Elmar on the M3 or Monochrom renders character images. I have a couple of options for my main 50mm which is the 50mm Summicron APO or the 50 Noctilux. So I think the Summicron f2 will need to go and probably the 7Artisans. I could take the 90mm out of the mix as I have an S-E with a 120mm lens and its not a lens I've used much. Has anyone used both the Summicron APO and Noctilux? As I like shooting in low light does the Noctilux have the edge or for my portrait work would the summicron APO be better. I'm driving myself to distraction over this. I have found that Leica owners are constructive and less likely to threaten violence if someone has an opposite opinion. Paul
I've published the second part of my interview with Leica lens designer Peter Karbe where we talk about the 75mm Noctilux and other Noctilux lenses as well as 'rock and roll' lenses. Enjoy! http://www.overgaard.dk/Leica-75mm-Noctilux-interview-rock-and-roll-lenses-thorsten-overgaard-peter-karbe.html