Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/26[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Simon, 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.