I got to test the Nocti and Summiluxes, but agreed to a non disclosure agreement with the magazine that leant them to me. It now seems likely that they won't publish the Nocti review because I wasn't 100% positive.
I don't understand... since when are Noctiluxes actually meant for taking pictures? They are meant for bragging about and gently drooling over, the one time per year users dare take them out of the safe.
"The only substitute for Tri-X is more Tri-X"
Wow, looks pretty good to me.
$10K is a lot for anything, but if you've got the money the new 0.95 looks like a great tool for what it's designed for - low light and / or shallow DOF without sacrifice.
I'm waiting on mine (30th bday present but was held up by unspecified 'issues') - I'll be sure to give it a thorough workout with both film and digital (mostly film) and post some shots. Just don't expect depth-of-field tests against rulers or pictures of my dog