Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] Newbie wades in, lured by the Noctilux
From: gregj.lorenzo at (GREG LORENZO)
Date: Wed Oct 27 21:09:53 2004

> I believe I'm what you'd call a budding Noctilooney. I have never   
> used an M camera, but right now I'm deep in my Web researches to 
> select and buy my first one solely to harness the Noctilux.  I'm 
> the first to admit that I'm smitten and not exactly rational.  
> Here I am poised to spend upwards of three-thousand dollars just 
> so I can create images which appear as though they were made by a 
> large format camera.  Is shallow depth of field really something 
> to loose your head over?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  I find it 
> intoxicating, others find it nausiating (Nausilux).  All's I did 
> was look at some Noctilux image galleries on the Web and my quest 
> was born.  If this is folly, would you snap me out of it?  
> Otherwise, could I trouble you to read my questions below and 
> offer some advice?
> Next, the Noct version: 
> Can you confirm this?  I read that a retailer in LA will rent you a 
> Noctilux  
> for the weekend for a cost of $100.  That seems reasonable, but I live in 
> the midwest.  

My advice. Take a vacation to where you can rent the lens for a week.