Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/12/31

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Subject: [Leica] WTB : Noctilux (UK)
From: grduprey at (
Date: Sun Dec 31 17:44:36 2006

While not as fast, there's always the 35 Sumilux', either the original or 
the Asph.  for low light.


-------------- Original message from Brian Reid 
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> > Ted would suggest that you look into the V/C 35mm F1.2 in the low $800 
> > range 
> > from a variety of vendors. Low flare and on a 1.33 camera the edges 
> > don't 
> > really matter. :) 
> Yeah, I followed that thread and so I borrowed a Nokton from a friend and 
> tried 
> it. I can't live with the way it jams when you focus to infinity, as has 
> been 
> reported here. Since it was a borrowed lens I didn't want to keep testing 
> it, 
> but it really wedges when you turn it to the far end of the focus spectum. 
> That 
> metal against metal interference can't be good for either the camera or 
> the 
> lens. 
> However, as long as I kept it focused close it was a great lens. 
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