Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/23

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Subject: Re: 50 Noct. in bright light
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 23:50:15 -0600

At 10:01 PM 11/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>   I'm just curious about this. Everything I read about the 50/1 Noctilux 
>says it isn't for general photography and only for low light use. So what 
>would happen if I mounted a Noctilux on my M3 (and don't I wish I could 
>afford to!) and took pictures in the noonday sun? Would civilization, such
>it is, crumble?

The only people who say that have never used one or don't know what a good
picture looks like. It's actually a very good lens in normal light. Just
big and heavy. But if you are needing something for low light work, nothing
compares. It tames contrast much better than any other lens around. You
will see details in your negatives your eyes never saw looking at the scene.

I've been using a Leica M6 and 35 1.4 ASPH recently. Man, what a lens!

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

IRS: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!