Reviews and Problems with Leica NOCTILUX-M 50mm F0.95 ASPH
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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.
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!
Excerpt: This is the most expensive lens I ever bought so far, but this is also the best 50mm lens I ever used. I am sure that this is the lens for life and you won't feel sorry to buy it now if you can afford it.
Excerpt: It hasn't come off my Monochrom since I received it from B and H. Incredible detail all through the image when you want it and dreamy bokeh and excellent isolation when when you want that. It's surpassed my expectations! For me the 1.4 magnifier helps to get the focus I want at .95It's build quality is absolutely excellent and its weight on my Monochrom gives a good feel in my hands.Price is a real concern!
Excerpt: I've had this lens for over a year, and only now feel I understand it well enough to review it. The great thing about this lens is that it absolutely excels at two different things - incredible bokeh, on one hand, and incredible sharpness, resolution, and lack of distortion, on the other.
Excerpt: As everybody knows "photography" is coming from the Greek words write with light. Some thousands years later Leica gave us the absolute tool to do that. This lens can do everything in any conditions. On top of that is amazingly sharp even on wide open. I know that is quite expensive but if you want a lens that will be your best buddy go for it.
Excerpt: It is said that there is no such thing as perfection, well I beg to differ....this lens is PERFECT. It is the most exciting, creative, magical lens that I have ever used and I have had the good fortune to own a wide variety of Leica lenses over the last thirty years or so. I have had my Noctilux .95 since last February (having waited the usual eternity for it to arrive) and, after six months I still use it almost every day and I am still constantly amazed and excited by...
Excerpt: The lens as you probably have read in all the online forums has the ability to produce a magical effect wide open. Stopped down it renders very similar to the current version Summilux 50 1.4 ASPH. It is an absolute joy to use. View finder blockage mysteriously becomes a non issue as you begin to shoot with it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
If you can afford this and get your hands on, Grab it!
5 July 2012
Summary: This lens is the King of Kings! I could not get this lens for a year, and still very happy with Noctilux f1.0 (3rd gen). The bokeh was factastic and stop down, you get sharp photos as good as any Summilux/Summicron. However, I kept looking for 0.95. I placed orders in two stores, both telling me the wait time could be more than a year!