Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 00:27:49 +0100
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Ted, I know you spend more time than most of us doing low light stuff. Do
you never have problems with flare? I find even trying to focus in a bar
where there are spot lights in  the ceiling but the overall light is low is
hell because of flare. I remember meeting up with some guys and comparing
M2/3/4/6 and the 6 flared and the others didn't. What is your secret??

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted Grant" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux

> Stanislaw Stawowy wrote:
> >>>>> M6 has also disappointing flare, as I heard frequently on Lug.
> > Flare makes low light focusing harder and that's what Noctilux is about,
> right? :-)<<<<
> Hi Stanislaw,
> Aw my friend don't believe everything you read on the LUG or elsewhere
> the M6 and other bits and pieces, as it's always better to have in your
> hands experience. What's vegetables for one LUGNUT is peaches and cream
> another. ;-)
> I've used my M6's since they came out away back when and used the Noctilux
> f.1.0 since it arrived in Canada almost as long ago as I can remember.
> are just fine for me and have done an admirable job from one end of the
> world to other on all kinds of assignments in available darkness and the
> of noon.
> Horrible and pleasant weather conditions, from the air and from the back
> horses to tanks and armoured cars, to little old ladies tea parties,
> birthing and brain surgery. And like the little Pillsbury dough boy they
> just keep clicking right along.
> I see you mentioned you've never had an M6 in your hands, not to worry
> day you will and then you'll learn for yourself what a beautiful camera
> picture taking machine it is and be pleasantly surprised that some of the
> things you read in the negative don't matter at all.
> Sure your opinion counts, each of us have them, good, bad or ugly, so not
> be concerned about making a comment because you do from nothing more than
> reading experience and not the experience of in hand.
> The in hand of course is more meaningful as then it's from your feel
> than the comments of some possibly disgruntled LUGGITE! :-)
> Think positive and keep the faith, save your money and some day you'll
> the wonderful feel of an M camera. ;-)
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited

Replies: Reply from "Bill" <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
Reply from Guy Bennett <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
Reply from "Ted Grant" <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
In reply to: Message from Stanislaw Stawowy <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)
Message from "Ted Grant" <> (Re: [Leica] M3 with 50 1.0 Noctilux)