Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 35mm Primes

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50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0

High-speed, low-light lens for Leica M-mount rangefinder cameras.

User Reviews (6)

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Jerry Justianto   Intermediate [Aug 15, 2000]
Strength:

High Contrast, Very bright, compact comparing to Canon 50 f/1.0

Weakness:

Heavy comparing to other Leica M Lenses.
Super Expensive

It takes time to learn the characteristic of the lenses. Some lightning condition such as under neon light will become unfavorable exposure. Some of the samples are in http://LeicaM.Homepage.com and the upcoming http://Noctilux.Homepage.Com

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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5
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quinn/ding   Expert [Feb 08, 2001]
Strength:

contrast, true-to-life color saturation, sharpness, in available light condition

Weakness:

wish could be smaller and lighter, to bulky to block a corner of the viewfinder with body

very good

Similar Products Used: many used, none like this 50/1.0
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5
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5
Tim Robinson Photography   Professional [Jun 30, 2001]
Strength:

Its an f1 lens with heaps of aberations that look cool and its big enough that you get noticed by anyone in the know.Great wank value.

Weakness:

size ,weight,cost ,aberations,you can't even see through the camera properally.

Wom't replace other 50mm's but is a great lens in a HOLGA sort of way.

Customer Service

not needed

Similar Products Used: never tried the canon f1 or the old canon f.95.
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5
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3
F Curson   Professional [Jul 07, 2001]
Strength:

Extremely Fast and beautiful "Bokeh"

Weakness:

Very expensive and slightly obscures veiw finder.

This is a lens with unique and outstanding optical characteristics. Many long time Leica users complain about the size and weight of this lens, however, if you also use SLRs and have worked with SLR zoom lenses and even most of the fixed focal length variety, the Noctilux is small and compact by comparison to these. This is a lens for use primarily, in very low lighting situations. In these conditions, at apertures between F1 and F4, its performance cannot be matched. What I like most about this lens, is the way it renders the background areas of an image when shooting with a shallow depth of field. The out of focus areas have a smooth, fluid quality, that gives images the three-dimensional quality or "imprint" that people traditionally have identified as being the "Leica look." It is my favorite lens.

Customer Service

Never required.

Similar Products Used: None
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
F Curson   Professional [Jul 07, 2001]
Strength:

Extremely Fast and beautiful "Bokeh"

Weakness:

Very expensive and slightly obscures veiw finder.

This is a lens with unique and outstanding optical characteristics. Many long time Leica users complain about the size and weight of this lens, however, if you also use SLRs and have worked with SLR zoom lenses and even most of the fixed focal length variety, the Noctilux is small and compact by comparison to these. This is a lens for use primarily in very low lighting situations, in these conditions at apertures between F1 and F4 its performance is hard to beat. What I like most about this lens is the way it renders the background areas of an image when shooting with a shallow depth of field, the out of focus areas have a smooth, fluid quality, that give images that thee-dimensional quality or "imprint" that people traditionally identified as being the "Leica Look." It is my favorite lens.

Customer Service

Never required.

Similar Products Used: None
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Francesco Rizzuto   Expert [Aug 12, 2001]
Strength:

If you enjoy shooting in a mood filled ambiance(Almost no light)then I can think of no other lens that will do the trick like the Noctilux. Extremely pleasing and beautiful results are possible with this lens. Does not matter if you shoot in B/w or color. Your photos will stop looking like everyone elses. Superb sharpness and saturation wide open. If you really are into getting creative with natural light buy this lens!

Weakness:

None

Nothing like it in any other system, period.

Customer Service

None

Similar Products Used: Nikkor 50mm D 1.4 AF
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5
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5
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