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8.6 out of 10

Leica NOCTILUX-M 50mm F0.95 ASPH

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Reviews and Problems with Leica NOCTILUX-M 50mm F0.95 ASPH

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Overall 10
10

Exceed my expectation

polalpha, B&H Photo
14 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Just to be clear at the first place that I did not expect for a Noctilux when I decided to buy this lens and it is not a Noctilux and probably will not do what Noctilux does. My reason to get this lens was actually little bit weird. For 50s I have Summicron 50mm Rigid, Summilux 50mm (E43), and contax planar 50/1.4 currently used on M-E and 5dmk2 bodies. For the past year or so I always wanted to get a Sony A7r, because of the gorgeous 36mp sensor.
  • Pros: Build quality, F095, Image quality
  • Cons: Heavy, Too Much Contrast
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Overall 10
10

Lights up the night

Gfurst, B&H Photo
3 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I originally was not going to purchase this lens but I went to a workshop on Seoul and used it at night and with a ND 4 filter during the day. I could not believe the photographs. At night the view was so bright and I could use shutter speeds and Asa readings I had only dreamed of in the past. So I purchased on and took it on a trip to Nepal. One night I would up on the trekking adventure and leaned Out and took pictures in the middle of the night.
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Overall 10
10

A superb lens on the right body

Viktor, B&H Photo
21 September 2014
  • Excerpt: It is a large, heavy, beast of a lens but it is worth the effort to carry around. Comes into it's own on a Sony A7r because you can see what is, and isn't, in focus whereas you can't on any Leica M except the Type 240. When I first bought it, apart from during the first flush of enthusiasm, I hardly ever used it. Now, with the A7r, it is my constant lens. the control over focus and depth of field is just amazing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

A superb lens on the right body

Viktor, B&H Photo
21 September 2014
  • Excerpt: It is a large, heavy, beast of a lens but it is worth the effort to carry around. Comes into it's own on a Sony A7r because you can see what is, and isn't, in focus whereas you can't on any Leica M except the Type 240. When I first bought it, apart from during the first flush of enthusiasm, I hardly ever used it. Now, with the A7r, it is my constant lens. the control over focus and depth of field is just amazing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Most light avid lens on the market

LichMD, Amazon
10 September 2014
  • Summary: An excellent lens, bringing an updated aspherical design to the fastest large scale production 50mm lens in the world. This lens released in 2008 as a modernization and update to the venerable Noctilux 50/1.0 which Leica released in 1966. This lens like the original Noctilux, latin for light of the night, is the most light avid production lens on the market.
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Overall 10
10

WOW

Amazon Customer "toriamara", Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: It helps to have a good monitor on your camera to get the focus right but once you get some practice with this lens you will never want to use another! For the price it is excellent and adds a wonderfully artistic mood to videos.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful Lens!

RAG, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is an expensive lens. Having said that, its quality is appealing to the senses and there is a feeling of being connected to the photographic experience which is primal and hard to explain. It is tack sharp and fast with a razor thin depth of field when it is wide open, so it can be a little difficult to focus. There is something to "the Leica experience" and this lens is a pleasure to use.
  • Pros: Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Night time in the Nepal Mountains

George, B&H Photo
14 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens for taking pictures in the mountains. When using in the middle of the night one can not only see more than your eye does but it also shows the mountains with a background of stars. I took photos and videos when visiting Nepal and was amazed at the photos. I never knew at there were s many stars in the night sky! All around great lens that sees more at night then your eyes!
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Specialty Lens

Sam "Sammy", Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought this in 2013 after owning a Summilux ASPH and a Summilux from the 1960's. The good: The Noctilux is tack sharp in the field of view even at f/0.95 and has a special dreamy isolation look that simply can't be obtained with a Summilux or any other lens I've ever used. At f/1.4 it has the identical depth of field and clarity of the Summilux--sometimes I need to stop it down to f1.4, for instance, if I'm nearly face-to-face with a portrait subject and I want the...
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible

Tyler, Amazon
28 December 2013
  • Summary: i put it on my camera and it broke my camera and sent a lethal virus to my brain so i can only thikn about leica and i am going to sue l eica and destroy the cam era industry of evil!!
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