Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/21

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Subject: [Leica] Re: 50/1 Noctilux
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 13:02:08 -0400

The first and second versions of the lens are identical optically. The
first version used a removable hood and the second a built in sliding hood.
I own the second version. IMHO the sliding hood offers very little
protection from bumping. If you buy a first version be aware that the hood
is rather hard to find and expensive.

Ken Wilcox

At 11:06 -0600 3/21/1, a fine scholar, Mose, J P wrote:

>Question for the Noctilux 50/1 experts out there,
>Of all the versions of 50/1 Noctilux's since 1976, which would be the best
>one from a users standpoint (versus collectable) to purchase used?  If they
>are all basically the same, is there one that is more of a bargain?  This
>would be used on a M6TTL .72, mainly for concerts, museums or other
>locations that won't allow flash, etc. (I actually like A. H. Schmidt's idea
>of sitting in a German pub the best!).  Hopefully, the lower magnification
>won't be too much of an issue with this camera.  Thanks again for your help.
>J. P. Mose

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