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Noctilux f/0.95- Buy one now or wait for Photokina 2016

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Hi,

I want to buy a Noctilux f/0.95, wondering if I should buy it for Christmas or wait in case they release a new one for Photokina.

Any opinions?

Q isn't even available for Christmas. 

 

 

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Welcome to the forum.

 

Does anything make you think a new Noctilux is likely?

 

Unless you have some very specific information and some equally specific and matching requirements, I can't imagine why waiting would be a good idea if you want one now and can comfortably afford it.

 

Buy it now and make yourself and some elves happy.

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To a number of posters: The buying and selling of gear is only allowed through the buy and sell section. The forum needs the revenue to stay alive.

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I think the  interesting thing is that on the used market, F1 noctis are closing the gap price wise on the 0.95. The F1 attaining classic status, and a finite number? 

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The Noctilux is a pretty exotic product (in any of its versions) - and doesn't get redesigned very often. 10-year life for the first version, >30 years between the second and current versions.

 

I wouldn't expect a new version (absent cosmetic bling like blacked-out aperture numbers) for a long time.

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Welcome to the forum.

 

Does anything make you think a new Noctilux is likely?

 

Unless you have some very specific information and some equally specific and matching requirements, I can't imagine why waiting would be a good idea if you want one now and can comfortably afford it.

 

Buy it now and make yourself and some elves happy.

Life is short - get your Noctilux now and enjoy it. 

 

As Adan said, it is highly unlikely that the Noctilux 0.95 will be redesigned/overhauled for many years.  If that were to happen any sooner than 2025 or thereabouts, I would be greatly surprised, since the 0.95 was released in 2009 and the f/1.0 Noctilux had a 32 year run.

Edited by Carlos Danger

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Maybe Leica has a 35mm Nocti on their todo list?

John

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Thank you all.

I'm still learning my way around this forum. Thanks for your replies.

I read on Leica Rumours, that Leica had a Nocti in the works- and so the reason for my post.  With other companies releasing faster lenses, I think the pressure is on Leica to maintain its lead. I do hope the 0.95 has another decade.

A 35mm might be enormus in size- but a fantastic wish. 

Nonetheless, I think I will wait till January or February  when we start getting whiffs of surprises that maybe on the way for Photokina. 

Thanks everyone.

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It is, apparently, an f1.0 for the SL. But dates have not even been discussed. The 50mm Summilux is not due till end of 2016 so it may even be later.

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It is, apparently, an f1.0 for the SL. But dates have not even been discussed. The 50mm Summilux is not due till end of 2016 so it may even be later.

Super! AF f/1.0 would be exquisite for the SL- just need to do some bicep curls.

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