Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
GeeBee wrote: >Dear Newbie :-) > >I own a Noctilux and for my purposes I can't offer a single practical reason >for spending such a huge amount of cash on a lens. > Well, practicallity is overrated. F:1 and be there is pretty cool. Kind of like a photographic Ferarri or M5 (to keep it German). I don't have much posted on the web, but here's some BW& Color of a Hungarian folk dance. A few pictures are very nice, I posted too many (to include the dancers). Needless to say, this was a workout in focussing. Better than a 60% rate, if I recall, shooting B/W (delta 400) between 1.0 and 2.8 most of the time. I think the color was Kodak 'max' so it is a little grainy, and shot a stop or two faster than the BW. >However, the current value of the Noctilux is academic as far as I am >concerned. I wouldn't part with mine if it had quadrupled in value. When my >time comes I may have it buried with me to stop any arguments about who gets >it :-) > At f/1.0 of course. > >To summarise. Splash the cash :-) > >Just my 2 cents > >--Graham (down to my last 2 cents) Battison > And financially, it will hold it's value, as long as you don't try bouncing it off the floor or dropping it cow excrement or something..