Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/28

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Subject: [Leica] Yeah, But Tina Really Knows What She's Doing!
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Jun 28 09:10:14 2004

Really lovely image, Alastair - but I note that there is no "foreground"
to speak of in front of the performers, and they are backed by dark
areas - so your shooting at f8 greatly reduced the depth of field issues
at f1, but didn't induce the bokehbarf problem because there is, in
effect, no bokeh. ;-)

But again, it is a gorgeous shot. 


B. D.

-----Original Message-----
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Alastair Firkin
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 3:18 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Yeah, But Tina Really Knows What She's Doing!

On casual to fair inspection, I certainly can't tell. I have blown 
Nocti images up to large sizes: 16 x 20 and they hold on beautifully. 
Richard has a moderate size image of my Circus Oz print and may 
comment. You don't have to be Ted Tina or HCB to use any lens: I have 
hits and misses with all mine, only I suspect I have far more misses 
than hits on the Ted and Tina "scale". This does not deter me: the 
Noctilux is not a specialty lens, it is a superfast 50 which can do an 
admirable job at f8 and allows you to take images in situations where 
you would otherwise struggle. I will post Circus Oz for you to see:

On 28/06/2004, at 11:45 AM, 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?
> Walker
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