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only you can say! Personally I would have the 35 lux as 35 is my fave FL by a mile.

 

i agree. i'm personally not fond of the size of the nocti. weird thing is, anything on a slr is that size, but as soon as we're talking m bodies, it's too big. anyway, i'd 35mm lux. hard to imagine it being that much better than the asph version 1.

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All good points. Just so tempted by this new 'lux since much of my work is close up. Any "old" lux that doesn't focus shift?

 

The Noctilux if, for sure, special wide open. Nothing like it. I do have several 50's however. Including a Sonnar C optimized for 1.5. Hmmmmm

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New Summilux somewhat better in the near focus

range, otherwise virtually the same,

see Erwin Puts' evaluation:

SX35FLE, part1

How nice!

Near focus. Of course very important.

I don't know when but this is going to be my next lens.

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I should mention that i do have the voigtlander 35 1.4 and think it's pretty good. But then I do currently have a few 50's. Planar, Sonnar, 1.5 Summarit, hexanon 2.0. Voigtlander , Noctilux

I may have a problem.

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I may have a problem.

 

Don't worry ... You're here amongst fellow patients

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I should mention that i do have the voigtlander 35 1.4 and think it's pretty good. But then I do currently have a few 50's. Planar, Sonnar, 1.5 Summarit, hexanon 2.0. Voigtlander , Noctilux

I may have a problem.

 

With so many to choose from, what is the decision process for choosing which particular lens to use for a given situation? Do the all draw that differently, and what are the characteristics which suit specific purposes?

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With so many to choose from, what is the decision process for choosing which particular lens to use for a given situation? Do the all draw that differently, and what are the characteristics which suit specific purposes?

 

Good question - I ask myself every day.

Actually the 2 "special" 50's are the Sonnar - C and the Noctilux. The Planar I picked up as my "standard" 50 and then saw a great deal on the Hexanon. The Summarit was a gift. The Nokton is badly damaged but still works and sharp.

 

Ok. Did I justify all these? No, of course not. I'm pairing down my 50's starting now. I'm waiting to get the Hexanon back from calibration and I'll probably keep that as my walkaround.(It's built easily as good as the Summicron). I'll sell/trade the rest except for the Sonnar-C and, depending on what my decision is, the Noctilux.

 

Please keep the comments coming...

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Well, I've made my decision. Newer is always better, so I'm selling the notch and getting the new 'lux.

Kidding! I'm keeping the noctilux. Shot a few frames with it today to remind myself of the magic its still there

Now if I can just sell enough stuff...

Thanks!

 

Ron

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