Originally Posted by glycine
I personally feel that this test may not represent all Noctilux 50/1. At least I do not see a focus shift of my 50/1. The center is much sharper than the results shown in the test above.
Agreed. Even though all the f/1.0 Noctiluxes are allegedly the same, there seems to be a bit of variation from lens to lens, even thoug that doesn't seem to add up.
I am quite pleased with my late late f/1.0 Noctilux; I am very happy with the bokeh and the color palette it produces. Yes, it produces exposure vignetting but that disappears almost totally by f/4 1/2 and is nonexsistent at f/5.6. Regarding sharpness, at f/1.0 the depth of field is quite thin but the in focus components of the composition nearly leap off the print and grab you by the eyeballs - they are very
Apparently the folks at Midland "got a good scald"
on my particular Noctilux. I feel very fortunate in that regard.