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A few recent shots around my home town of Glasgow - M Monochrom mk1, 50mm Summilux ASPH.   Cheers! Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder se

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Hey Ned, nice to meet you. Heard a lot about you.   Of course you are right, it's more or less just a stylistic device that I might have overdone. It surely stands to reason whether it does even help the photographs or just neatly disguise the fact that there is not so much to tell anyhow.   But hey, I don't wanna win the Putlitzer, I just had some fun with the camera, so don't be too hard on me.   Cheers J

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One from a series I did in 2012, at the dogtrack, on greyhound racing in Glasgow.

 

Leica M9-P and 1978 Noctilux version1 E58, shot at F1. Don't have either the camera or the lens any more. Sometimes I miss the M9-P, but I often miss the Noctilux.

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One from a series I did in 2012, at the dogtrack, on greyhound racing in Glasgow.

 

Leica M9-P and 1978 Noctilux version1 E58, shot at F1. Don't have either the camera or the lens any more. Sometimes I miss the M9-P, but I often miss the Noctilux.

My is a 1978 Noctilux v2.

I can never imagine myself without it, ever.

 

 

 

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My is a 1978 Noctilux v2.

I can never imagine myself without it, ever.

 

 

 

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Yes, I meant mine was version 1 of the F1 design. Not the original F1.2 design, which I suppose was the version 1. Mine was definitely from 1978 though, with the clip-on hood. A few marks on the glass, and oil on the blades, but the results from it were dreamy. I now have a 50mm Summilux ASPH, which still gives beautiful results, and is half the size and weight of the Noctilux, so I can carry it around all day without killing my shoulder.

 

But yes, I do miss the old Noctilux sometimes. Nothing else can give quite that look to a picture. The price they go for now, I couldn't justify buying one back. I paid £900 for mine in 2006, and sold it for £3200 in 2012. They go for about £5.5K now. It's crazy. Never sell a Leica lens, it's true.

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Lago Nahuel Huapi, Patagonia by JM__, on Flickr

 

 

Lago Nahuel Huapi, Patagonia by JM__, on Flickr

 

50 Summilux e46 BP pre asph on M10

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Yes, I meant mine was version 1 of the F1 design. Not the original F1.2 design, which I suppose was the version 1. Mine was definitely from 1978 though, with the clip-on hood. A few marks on the glass, and oil on the blades, but the results from it were dreamy. I now have a 50mm Summilux ASPH, which still gives beautiful results, and is half the size and weight of the Noctilux, so I can carry it around all day without killing my shoulder.

 

But yes, I do miss the old Noctilux sometimes. Nothing else can give quite that look to a picture. The price they go for now, I couldn't justify buying one back. I paid £900 for mine in 2006, and sold it for £3200 in 2012. They go for about £5.5K now. It's crazy. Never sell a Leica lens, it's true.

Really is that how cheap they were, I thought I did ok when I bought my pre asph summilux 35mm at about the same time for (I think) £250ish from a shop you probably know as its in Edinburgh cameratiks now camerabase.

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But yes, I do miss the old Noctilux sometimes. Nothing else can give quite that look to a picture. The price they go for now, I couldn't justify buying one back. I paid £900 for mine in 2006, and sold it for £3200 in 2012. They go for about £5.5K now. It's crazy. Never sell a Leica lens, it's true.

 

Perhaps look to acquire a R 80 1.4?  Much more reasonably priced ($1800-2200 USD range) and a somewhat similar rendering.

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m10 ~ 50mm Summilux Asph

f8 ~ 1/6 ~ iso 100

 

1965 Rare Gibson EB-0 Bass ~ Ember Red

 

Or click here for a better Higher Resolution view:

http://imgur.com/eo8qXzT

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Really is that how cheap they were, I thought I did ok when I bought my pre asph summilux 35mm at about the same time for (I think) £250ish from a shop you probably know as its in Edinburgh cameratiks now camerabase.

I think any secondhand Leica M lens in 2006 cost probably a fraction of what they cost now.

 

Cameratiks is great, an Aladdin's cave of old classic cameras. I got my Noctilux from Quiggs in Glasgow, now called City Camera Exchange. £900, it seems unbelievable now. There was oil on the blades, and a few marks on the front element, so they priced it accordingly. Neither the oil, nor the marks affected the performance of that lens. It's the only lens I've ever had that just would not flare, under any conditions.

 

I think the price of old Leica glass began to climb when the M8 came out, but absolutely rocketed after the introduction of the M9.

 

City Camera Exchange don't sell Leica secondhand any more. They say the internet killed that side of their business, though I note that Cameratiks still do old Leica gear.

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