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Please post some Noctilux F1 Shots

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Carsten, Gareth ... really sorry about that.

 

No apology needed. Especially as you are providing a good public information service.

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Carsten -

 

Yes, I live in The US now but I am originally from Japan. Moved in 2001. And yes, I am fluent in Japanese. Well, at least more so than in English as of today!

 

 

Kent -

 

Awesome!!! You nailed it right and "mood" is the word that I was looking for in addition to "flavor".

 

I wonder why "boke/ boke-aji" has become sort of internationally used word among the photographers. Is there not an equivalent word in English and other languages?

 

Anyways, I want a Noct f1 badly!

 

Cheers

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As sort of a counter-example to all the fine Noctilux examples that have been posted on this thread, here's an example of the best boke I can manage with my Zeiss Biogon 25 f/2.8.

This was handheld at 1/8 with the lens wide open. Focus is on the red pot (not super-solid, but you get the idea). It's a nice mood, but a bit distracting. With a Nocti (or equivalent) that background would dissolve a bit more ... considerably more, I imagine. And getting just the right degree of "dissolve" would be a challenge and a heck of a lot of fun.

 

So there it is. I want one.

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I am waiting for my SD reader to arrive but for now this image I took somewhat gives the impression of the Noctilux.

 

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M8 with Noctilux F1

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Share some with you. Taken with M8 (mine is the 1st version, not factory modified still), and the latest 50/1. Taken in the early morning, inside a small inn I stayed during a vocation at a small town, Pai, in northern Thailand. The early morning serenity is well captured by the Notilux, while the great detail of woven fabric curtain is perfectly kept even in dim light.

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Here is a shot showing how strange the Noctilux bokeh can get. Note the little rings around every single highlight in those wicker chairs.

 

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Here are two Noctilux portraits from work, yours truly, and a colleague.

 

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Carsten, great...now I have even more ammunition for the painter friend I mentioned some time back;)

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All those Nocti shots are very impressive. Almost made me want to go out and buy one. Until I found for sale here in Japan for $6300! I'm afraid I'll have to pass, at least until I win the lottery.

 

In the meantime, here's a sample of some boke using a lowly CV Nokton 40/1.4. I realize it's not a Nocti, but it's all I can afford right now.

 

Bill

 

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Bill, the Noctilux can be found for a little more than €2000 on eBay.de if you are patient. I have seen it several times.

 

Here is a piece of heavy equipment at f/1, as well as a shot taken while walking! f/1 can be used for more than just dark places. Finally, my Dual-Range Summicron 50, and 75 Lux, next to Holger's Noctilux which I borrowed for a couple of weeks.

 

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Yes. Olivaer Platz. Gestern Abend.

Echt! Ich arbeite in der Nähe (Kant Dreieck)... Hast du schon mal Kuchi in der Kantstraße ausprobiert? Crunchy Tuna!

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Bill, the Noctilux can be found for a little more than €2000 on eBay.de if you are patient. I have seen it several times.

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Thanks for the info, but I'm afraid I'll still have to wait until the lottery money comes in. Next up for me is a trip back to Vermont to see if I can capture some of those pics that Sean is always posting!

 

Bill

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