Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/24

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Subject: Re: 50 Noct. in bright light
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:11:46 +0100


Evidently you been reading the wrong stuff: My (test) pix showed, that the
Noctilux is almost as sharp as the rigid Summicron or pre-current Summilux
betweeen f 4 nd f 8. Opposite, the Noctilux's color management is completely
different. The lens, which is able to balance extreme contrasts in low light
situations, shows a balanced rendition of  bright sun light also. "Her" pix
are really special, remarkable in the shadow details, and can't be confused/
mixed (?) with any other lens I know. In my impression/ perception the
Noctilux is a warm lens with a creamy white tendency. And, she's a painter,
in bright sun light also ...

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At 22:01 23.11.1997 -0500, Howard Sanner 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 as 
>it is, crumble?