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mtokue
03-12-2005, 02:38
My first real results with this amazing lens on the RD-1, I was a little worried about focusing etc, having read some of the other posts on the forum.
I had no problems with static objects but I agree that trying to follow focus with the lens was quite a task. Overall I am Very please with the results.
Now I have to learn about enhancing/adjusting the images.
BTW all these images have had no manipulation at all, shot raw then conveted to Jpegs and thats it!!

Album is at :
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php/cat/834

Thanks
Mike.

Brian Sweeney
03-12-2005, 04:07
I would say you did a very good job with it!

A picture of the RD-1 with the Noctilux would look good in the camera and coffee thread.

Sean Reid
03-12-2005, 05:02
I'm testing one of these lenses right now and it just requires very careful focusing on any camera. F/1 leaves a person almost zero margin for error.

Cheers,

Sean

Larry Kellogg
03-12-2005, 05:13
If you think you have problems focusing with an F/1 you should read this article about the 50mm 0.7! Stanley Kubrick used this lens to shoot candlelit scenes in "Barry Lyndon"

See:

http://verba.chromogenic.net/archives/2004/12/kubricks_50mm_f.html

Pull out your tape measure!

Larry

Ed Schwartzreic
03-12-2005, 05:13
Nice shots, Mike. The Noctilux has become perhaps my most used lens with the R-D1, along with the Tri Elmar. Even when I was having the focus problems that DAG corrected, I still could use the Nocti in the 1 - 2 meter range very accurately. F/1.0 at ISO 1600 makes the impossible possible.

Ed

Designer
03-12-2005, 05:51
Nice f1 demonstration! Mike & Ed.

Keven

Pherdinand
03-12-2005, 08:26
Love the kid-ducks shot.