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  1. lik


    Ok - call me crazy, weird, mad, bored, out of focus, trend follower - what ever you like. I have it. Sorry - only iPhone photos. Unpacking and first impressions: Beauty - compared to many others. Impractical - compared to state of the art in handling. Unique - compared to many nowadays bubble-swirly-something bokeh cameras. Unexpected - in its characteristics and rendering. The beauty - I like it’s look on a silver M. Yes - it’s impractical. Turning the aperture ring means turning the focus ring too. Too much rotation for focussing. Hood fixing - OMG. Removing lens cap means removing hood unintentionally. So it gives an idea what photography meant in 30’s…. However - I accept it. It’s an impractical beauty. And the first guy I showed it said: „Wow - a real historical camera an looking brand new!“ Unique - as far as I can see after just a few shots in the city. I have a Petzval 58 and a Meyer Görlitz Trioplan 100mm. I’m going to sell them now to make my Thambar a little bit cheaper to me. Because it’s far beyond these lenses. All these "swirly-bokeh-pieces" are nothing against the bokeh and the glow of this lens. Unexpected - in street lights at night wide open IMO shows an ugly and a beautiful side: With center spot filter ugly rings or donuts. Without interesting glow around lights and nice or at least acceptable bokeh-bubbles out of focus. Yes - it is sharp - even wide open - eh - somehow. Kind of „soft sharp“. Low micro contrast but letters can be read - in center. To me it's really amazing. And as mentioned - glow everywhere where a bit of light comes across. In short: This lens is crazy. And I seem to become Thambar-crazy. Unfortunately the subject which this lens is made for - portrait and nature - I can't take before later this month. Of course I’ll show some examples here then. For the moment I have just a few shots made on my way from my friendly dealer - and just to see the effects of rendering. After all this partly boring examples in the web I hardly dare to add some others. OK - I do.
  2. Here's a marginally interesting read about the Noctilux. I can't agree with much of what he has to say about the Noctilux being hard to work with, but he did hit one nail on the head when he observes that "...the best things in life are rarely rational." Noctilux lenses are maligned by some, as is the bokeh they produce. I suspect it is not out of a distaste for bokeh or a misunderstanding of how to effectively use it as a composition tool. I suspect that it is based on a hatred of the Noctilux lenses based on the price, as is the case for some who hate all M cameras and lenses because of their price tags, which is an utterly childish and self-centered outlook IMHO. The author is using the 0.95 Noctilux, which may be harder to work ith than the older f/1.0 Noctilux, which I have. I'm wondering if those who have used both the 0.95 and the 1.0 if the newer f/0.95 version is harder to work with than its older sibling? A link to the article: https://www.35mmc.com/18/08/2019/bokeh-worship-the-leica-noctilux-m-50mm-f-0-95-asph-by-steven-bleistein/ Thoughts?
  3. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    Leica lens in very good condition, clean and clear. 90mm 2.0 Summicron-M, It comes with both caps and a built-in lens hood. The lens takes sharp and clear pictures. The 2.0 setting provides beautiful Bokeh and allows you to shoot in low light. I have used this lens on my Leica M6 and on the Sony A7Rll with an adaptor and got excellent results. The lens has the Leica 6 dot ASPH monitoring system in place Out of US Shipping charges will be added to the sales price.otherwise, the price includes shipping charges in the US © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) make / manufacturer: Leica model name / number: summicron

    962.00 EUR

  4. Russia. Moscow. Kolomenskoe Gardens. Leica M9, Noctilux 50/1.0, f/1.4
  5. wojtek_87


    From the album: Mix

    Very first try with a rangefinder - the MP 240 + 35 summilux
  6. I'm a former Canon user, and the 85mm f/1.2L II was practically my standard lens, because I love bokeh :-) Has anyone here owned both this lens and the Noctilux f/0.95? The 85mm has longer focal length, but the Noctilux is faster. Do you think the extra light can be a substitute for the shorter focal length in regards to bokeh? Which one do you prefer (maybe a stupid question in this forum)? I find the 50mm angle more versatile than 85mm, so I think the Noctilux could be the perfect lens for me … if I ever can afford it!
  7. eckart


    Ich hatte es zwar schon im Technikteil unter 75er Summilux gezeigt, aber vielleicht interessiert es auch hier jemanden... EOS M5 + 'lux 75
  8. I have ended up with an 'accidental collection' of Summars as I seemed to get one with almost every camera that I collected. In recent times I have started to buy them separately, including a rigid example. In the article I show some examples of the bokeh from this lens when used on a digital M. I also have photos of my Summar collection. The bokeh varies according to the f stop used and the subject matter, but it is always interesting. There are some examples in the article. I really like the output from Summar, a lens which has an unjustified bad reputation in some quarters. The article is linked below. http://macfilos.com/photo/2016/12/1/leitz-summar-review-the-last-rose-of-summar William
  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 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
  11. Taken only in candle light with no tripod. No crop, no editing... Camera: Leica M-P (typ 240) Lens: Noctilux-M 50mm 1:0.95/50 ASPH.
  12. Who's tried the Leica Summilux 50 PRE-ASPH Version II on an M240 ? Would you kindly share your experience (and maybe even some images)? I would sure like to know how this lens does with the new Leica M. I know Summilux 50 ASPH 1.4 is amazing - I've seen the pictures! And while I'm sure that the pre-asph ver 2 is not "as sharp" and perhaps doesn't have the contrast of the ASPH model ... there's just something about how the pre-asph lenses "draw" that is so compelling ... that and the painterly character of the bokeh they produce. I imagine the pre-asph lenses at 1.4 are less sharp in the corners but wondering if that their reduced resolution might create an interesting transition effect moving from blur to sharpness? If you've been shooting with this lens on the m240, what are your thoughts? Anyways, love to hear what you guys think who've tried this combo.
  13. andrewtansj

    King of Pop

    not the actual person himself unfortunately. taken in Madame Tussauds, Tokyo Leica M9, 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux ASPH
  14. M8 + (Fill in the blank) Critiques are especially welcome!
  15. Es ist immer schön nachzusehen was man in Schwaben so macht . Die No 35 der CLN ist heraus. Interessant m.E Herrn Nasses Aufsatz über Schärfentiefe und Bokeh: http://www.zeiss.de/C12567A8003B8B6F/EmbedTitelIntern/CLN_35_Bokeh_DE/$File/CLN35_Bokeh_de.pdf
  16. Hey all! I just finished writing a review of the 35mm Summicron Pre-ASPH that I have been shooting with. I've been really happy with this lens. Leica M Summicron 7-Element Pre-ASPH 35mm Lens Review - Daniel Valente Photography Check it out. Thanks!
  17. Leica lenses produce beautiful bokeh -- so much so that often the blurred backgrounds are what makes a photograph. I've most recently been thrilled with the 90-APO-R with Fuji 400x slide film, and the 50-summilux-M ASPH on Delta HP5, and the 135-Elmarit-R on anything! In addition to my Leica set-up I sometimes shoot a Mamiya 7; the 65mm and 150mm lenses produce the most pleasing blur. What about 645 systems? In particular, I recently acquired a Fuji GA645 (a MF point-and-shoot). Very harsh bokeh. What about the Pentax 645AF system? Thanks for sharing your experience. Dean Seattle, WA
  18. hi Leica folks, I'm after my third M-mount lens. I have the newest version of the 50 'cron & the hexanon 50 f2 -- both are wonderful. I'm looking to buy either a hex 90 f2.8, or a 90 cron pre asph ($500 - $700 range). my question is: does the bokeh on the 90 cron clear up by 2.8? In my experience no lens gives good bokeh wide open -- and trolling flickr reveals -- of course -- some pretty ugly bokeh with this lens wide open. what interests me is how many stops down a lens requires before the bokeh clears up. my 50 1.4 nikkor (f mount) needs to be set two stops down to 2.8 before it becomes usable. on the other hand, my nikkor 85 1.8 is good by 2.8 (1 & a halfish stops), and my M-mount f2 50s clear up after one stop at 2.8 as well. yeah, so is the 90 cron usable by 2.8? if not, I'll probably just go with the 90 hex, because I'm sure it's fine by f4. (I hope I'm wrong, but I suspect that generally lenses with huge amounts of glass require more stopping down then lenses that are built more comfortably within physical limits). similarly, if you've had experience with many of these lenses, is the nikkor f mount 85 1.4 ais usable by f2, or does it need to be stopped down to 2.8? Cheers, Raphe
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