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Hi Simon If I remember rightly, most all of those shots were at F1.0 or nearly there. I have some other pics taken on the Nocti at F1.0 I think it is a gorgeous lens. For general use, my TriElmar 28/35/50 is actually considerably more sense, and if I am going out with the M6 and one lens, it would definitely be the Tri. But the Nocti is v v special. Jon - -----Original Message----- From: Simon Pulman-Jones [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 08 July 1999 10:49 To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [Leica] Noctilux? Jon, Sorry to bother you again. I would be interested to know how many of the birthday party pictures on your site are shot wide open. If they are all at f1 then it would seem that contrary to the opinions of some others on the LUG you do not have too much of a problem with focus and placing the DOF. I still haven't convinced myself about the Noctilux - partly because I wonder whether most of the situations that I imagine that I would use it - social occassions - are better served by a 35, which at a 3 to 5 foot shooting range allows for the interaction between a couple of people to be taken in. I think at those sort of distances the 5O, and especially the limited 50/1 depth of field, restricts you to one person portraits - which is fine, but maybe not what I am after when the aim is to capture that social atmosphere. All the best, Simon.