Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/26

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Subject: [Leica] Re: noctilux & cheao alternative
From: "Sal DiMarco,Jr." <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 14:47:29 -0400

    After reading all the advice given about the Noctilux, I felt I should
add my counter-point.
    I DO find the extra weight of the Noctilux a problem. When I owned a
Nocti, the best I could consistently shoot at was 1/15 @ f/1.
    With a 50mm Summilux-M, I'm consistently successful at 1/8 @ f/1.4.
Please notice they are the same exposure.
    I know all about the superior performance of the Noctilux, etc. but in
the real world, you won't be able to tell the difference.
    A Summilux is a viable alternative to the Nocti.
    Plus there are other "speed" enhancing devices such as a tripod,
monopod, neck pod, table tripod, and properly used flash.
Happy Snapping,
Sal DiMarco, Jr.