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I must admit that since acquiring it several years ago, I do not much go to my Noctilux 50mm f/.95. My biggest disappointment is that while I really want to use it for portraiture, the minimum focusing distance is so far that I am unable to fill the screen with my subject. Instead, I must back away significantly and then crop. So, before I consider selling the beast, I thought that maybe forum members could post their favorite .95 images to persuade me otherwise.

I'll start with a photo from the .95 that I am happy with.

Happy New Year!

Image: Copyright 2020 Gordon Ownby

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This lens is not "perfect" but suitable for delicate situations in film day,

like here  (not sharp but very pleasing pic, for me ) delicate hues not show in this digital reproduction of Kodachrome ( or from my lack of mastering digital tools )

 

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Or something not "special" just live, like here ...

 

 

and lovely lighting

seen here

 

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8 hours ago, gtownby said:

Deservedly so, Rob!

Thank you, Gordon.  (Despite using my noctilux so infrequently, the images always have a captivating look).  Regards, Rob 

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The last one is the perfect example of what Noctilux is capable at. On the one hand you can count the hairs of his beart and on the other hand you see this beautiful Bokeh.

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Get yourself a Summilux 75 than your frame is filled (at the same distance) and you get Noctilux 1.0 magic. No kidding.

Besides from that…

Noctilux 1.0

and…

 

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2 hours ago, RF’sDelight said:

Get yourself a Summilux 75 than your frame is filled (at the same distance) and you get Noctilux 1.0 magic. No kidding.

Besides from that…

Noctilux 1.0

and…

 

+1

Summilux 75mm focuses closer than any of 50mm Noctilux lenses, it can add a lot if subject isolation is the the desired effect.

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