Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] more noctilux images
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 15:52:00 -0400 (EDT)

everyone's been very kind with regard to my page.  i'd like to
repeat that before i read the LUG, i NEVER but NEVER used any lens
wide open because i believed this to reduce image quality.  my SOP
was to adjust the focus so as to get near-to-far sharpness at f8,
and then shoot at f11.  stuff like:

i was first motivated to try out the noctilux after seeing this page
of daylight noctilux images in a forest:

erwin puts helped convince me further, both in his leica lens
compendium, and on his website:

many think of the noctilux as strictly an available-darkness lens.
i like it because of the tranquil, three-dimensional, 
ethereal look it can produce in daylight.  and when you stop it down
a couple of stops, it behaves very much like an ordinary 50mm.

the noctilux is an "exotic" optic which you can actually use
as a standard lens!  (that's got to be a great justification?)

- -rei

> From: "Roland Smith" <>
> I like the effect of the shallow depth of field.   I have been using my
> Noctilux indoors and now see the opportunities offered by slow film in
> daylight.
> Thanks for sharing.
> Roland Smith
> Oakland, California
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: "Leica Users Group (LUG)" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 8:58 AM
> Subject: [Leica] more noctilux images
> > over the past couple of week(end)s i've used my new noctilux almost
> > exclusively.  i made a page of some of the images for those who are
> > interested in noctilux images:
> >
> >
> >
> > -rei
> >