Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/28[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Once the Noctilux arrived the Summicron hit the shelf and stayed there. The Noctilux is a fine lens stopped down. Heck it is the most flare proof piece of glass I have ever handled so in many situations it is not only the equal of the Summicron, it is better. John Collier On Jun 27, 2004, at 7:45 PM, Walker Smith wrote: >> the Noctilux is not just a low light lens. > > I don't own one but I'm curious to know if there's a discernable > difference between the Noctilux at, say, f/8 and the 50mm Summicron at > f/8? Can the difference be readily seen... at any aperture? If not, > why would the Noctilux be only for certain situations and not for > general purpose? Unless it's substantially different, the only > complaint, I'd think, would be weight. Can someone enlighten me about > this?