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On 1/7/2022 at 5:58 PM, robb said:

I ordered right after the announcement from Gandy but was told due to supply that mine will not arrive until march…. Bummer.   I can’t wait til it arrives.

Robb

This dood is selling his for $2800 - $1000 over sticker...

 

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/pho/d/santa-barbara-voigtlander-50mm-10-leica/7444726028.html

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28 minutes ago, Huss said:

That’s crazy.  I’m all for capitalism and supply vs demand, but I can probably manage to wait the extra month or two.

same problem with Porsche gt3’s in CA with dealer tacking on $150k for “CA market adjustment”…  they can go……………

Robb

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1 with M10

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1 @ f/1 with M246

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1 with M10

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Daniel kk, you have created some lovely images. Thanks for posting them.

I have been following the comparison images posted at the Fred Miranda forum. This Nokton f/1.0 certainly has its strengths, but then, so does the Summilux-M 50mm ASPH, which is the lens I first acquired, to start using the Leica M system. The Nokton would have to compete with my Summilux, so, the Nokton would probably be a niche lens, mostly used for night shooting, in which case it would have to compete with the wider-angle lenses I would normally use at night.

Then, just this month, I added a pre-owned APO Summicron-M 75mm ASPH, which consumed the funding that I could have used to buy the Nokton.

A couple of these f/1.0 Noktons have been bid, on the evil bay, to end at $1824 and $1849 US, with is little more than the recommended $1799, so, perhaps the speculators will cease buying these with the specific intention of re-selling.

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On 3/5/2022 at 12:16 AM, RexGig0 said:

Daniel kk, you have created some lovely images. Thanks for posting them.

I have been following the comparison images posted at the Fred Miranda forum. This Nokton f/1.0 certainly has its strengths, but then, so does the Summilux-M 50mm ASPH, which is the lens I first acquired, to start using the Leica M system. The Nokton would have to compete with my Summilux, so, the Nokton would probably be a niche lens, mostly used for night shooting, in which case it would have to compete with the wider-angle lenses I would normally use at night.

Then, just this month, I added a pre-owned APO Summicron-M 75mm ASPH, which consumed the funding that I could have used to buy the Nokton.

A couple of these f/1.0 Noktons have been bid, on the evil bay, to end at $1824 and $1849 US, with is little more than the recommended $1799, so, perhaps the speculators will cease buying these with the specific intention of re-selling.

RexGigo, I agree that Leica M lenses have moderate re-selling value. I have used both Leica lens and Voigtlander lens for many years, the performance of certain VM lens is beyond praise. I also own a Nokton 75mm f1.5 lens which would have to compete with APO Summicron M 75mm f/2. Thanks for your reply

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On 3/4/2022 at 5:16 PM, RexGig0 said:

The Nokton would have to compete with my Summilux, so, the Nokton would probably be a niche lens, mostly used for night shooting, in which case it would have to compete with the wider-angle lenses I would normally use at night.

Sorry, but today one does not buy one f-stop more for available light. Trust your sensor! The f/1.0 is taken for its DOF.😜

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2 hours ago, jankap said:

Sorry, but today one does not buy one f-stop more for available light. Trust your sensor! The f/1.0 is taken for its DOF.😜

During the summer time, here in Texas, we often shoot at night. Climate change is real; within my living memory. A whole stop of light can make a significant difference, especially with a 50mm lens. 🙂 Shallower DOF is a bonus.

Of course, wider-angle lenses are generally more practicable to hand-hold, for longer exposures, so, I am also considering wider-aperture wide-angle lenses. I enjoy using my Zeiss C Biogon 4,5/21mm ZM lens, when there is ample light, so the two discontinued 21mm Elmarits, the Zeiss 21mm ZM, and the Leica Summilux-M 21mm ASPH, are all candidates for eventual purchase.

Edited to add: I have 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss lenses. I have not yet researched the Voigtlander 35mm f/1/2 lens.

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I love shallow depth of field with people and their activities.  So I bought the 1.0 to specifically use for that type of look.  I also wanted a lens to use for dim rooms where I’d rather shoot wide open at iso 1600 than 3200, so for me, the extra stop of iso with sl2 was beneficial.  I will likely shoot these types of assignments on my sl2-s but I will always welcome lower iso or higher shutter speed in these situations…

that’s why I also have a Zeiss 35 1.4 ZM.  I’ll use it indoors likely more than my SL 35 summicron for the same reason.

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