Leica 75mm f/1.25 Noctilux
Old 11-29-2017   #1
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Leica 75mm f/1.25 Noctilux

Wonder how much that little gem will cost? Can't wait to see some samples even though I have no desire or use for one.
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http://blog.leica-camera.com/2017/11...mm-f1-25-asph/
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Old 11-29-2017   #3
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Going to be be fun trying to focus the bugger.
Fun for someone else I mean.
10 grand is a little steep...
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Old 11-29-2017   #5
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It'll probably pair well with the SL.
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Old 11-29-2017   #6
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But it's in M mount?
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It'll probably pair well with the SL.
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But it's in M mount?
Let me help you with that.
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cool, but there should be a smaller version of the sl with an m-mount so you don’t need adapters and can avoid the centered evf. HA! basically a full frame cl.
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And here I thought my 80mm 2.0 Xenotar was expensive at $1750. Guess I'll have to comfort myself that it covers 6x6.
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cool, but there should be a smaller version of the sl with an m-mount so you don’t need adapters and can avoid the centered evf. HA! basically a full frame cl.
Definitely not debating that haha. I would agree with you whole heartedly.
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And here I thought my 80mm 2.0 Xenotar was expensive at $1750. Guess I'll have to comfort myself that it covers 6x6.
The Xenotar is an inferior lens design so it should cost less.
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The Xenotar is an inferior lens design so it should cost less.
Probably true. What does Schneider know about optics anyway?
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I recall pretty well that many wanted a sort of "lense perspective" for the SL and different Noctilux lenses. There will be a market for this item.

For me it's great that Leica produces these high end lenses. Will trigger the competition and other companies will release similar lenses hopefully.

This Noctilux is like a piece of art for me - what a design and craftsmanship! But any Noctilux would only be interesting to me if I could get one used and for a decent price. Anyway, I am not so much into very sharp lenses. Love to buy very old and used lenses simply for using it on my old M3.
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Let the dumping of the Summiluxes begin.
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Excellent job security for those who can calibrate M bodies and lenses.

"After the first time sending my 75mm noctilux and M10 in for calibration it came back (3 months later) with some slight front focus (eyelashes sharp but not the pupil). After sending it back a second time everything is perfect! Totally worth the 6 months I didn't have the camera and lens..."

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Excellent job security for those who can calibrate M bodies and lenses.

"After the first time sending my 75mm noctilux and M10 in for calibration it came back (3 months later) with some slight front focus (eyelashes sharp but not the pupil). After sending it back a second time everything is perfect! Totally worth the 6 months I didn't have the camera and lens..."

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Users of the Summilux 75/1.4 already report online how difficult itis to focus this lens. Now, make the max aperture even larger, and have fun trying to challenge your eye sight!
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40mm Voigt f/1.2 is calling...saves $12,000.
But you'd have to stack two of them to approximate 75mm...

still a decent savings tho.
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You will have to lock your portrait subject in a neck vise to keep them from moving while you focus your camera.
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I don't see the attraction of using 75/90/135 lenses on a rangefinder camera. You are essentially using the equivalent of the SLR microprism to focus and frame. I have always seen rangefinder cameras as best for 28/35/50 lenses. Using one viewfinder to focus and another to frame with lenses wider than 28 also seems a real kludge. How can you possibly work quickly?
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Hmm what to choose, a good used car or constant frustration due to misfocusing this ridiculous chunk of glass...
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This is my argument as well, you can buy an M10 and 75mm Summilux for the same price as this lens. And yeah, this is why I said that this is probably more for SL users (or EVF users in general) since they can use focus peaking and focus it a lot easier.
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Don't I envy people who can throw $13,000 at a camera lens.

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Let the dumping of the Summiluxes begin.
No interest in selling my Summilux. It's one of my favorite lenses. What's the difference in 1.4 and 1.25? 1/3 stop.

I bought a 50 1.2 noctilux not long after they came out. I wound up trading it a year or so later because it wasn't that good down from f4. When you think about it the price was insane for 1/3 stop over the 1.4 Summilux. Yes it's only 1/3 stop. I can't remember the price difference now but the 1.4 would have been a better choice.
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Users of the Summilux 75/1.4 already report online how difficult itis to focus this lens. Now, make the max aperture even larger, and have fun trying to challenge your eye sight!
I use my 75 summilux mostly on my .85x MP and haven't had any problems focusing. I've also used my M3 with it and approximated the crop from the 50 frame. It works just fine and focuses easily.
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I manage it too .
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The diagram shows an awesome hunk of glasses squeezed into the already large barrel. Quite satisfying to look at...

...meanwhile I can make do with the lowly Canon FD 85/1.2L Aspherical.
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7Artisans 50 1.1 calls louder. Faster, longer and saves $12,400!

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I don't see the attraction of using 75/90/135 lenses on a rangefinder camera. You are essentially using the equivalent of the SLR microprism to focus and frame. I have always seen rangefinder cameras as best for 28/35/50 lenses. Using one viewfinder to focus and another to frame with lenses wider than 28 also seems a real kludge. How can you possibly work quickly?
75 is close to 50mm. At least in my M-E VF those coupled frames driving me nuts. So freaking close and cluttered. Very misleading for quick work.

I didn't find use for 90mm at all in portraits, just tele for distance with limiting, flat, formal, for passport like perspective. 75mm is better for just portraits IMO, still could be used quick and on-field. But it doesn't need to be fast and brick for it. Summarit 75 will do.
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Forgive me Brennan, I think you didn't understand. I wasn't asking you for clarification.

I was questioning the wisdom of releasing a lens in a mount that was the less optimal of two for actually focusing it.


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Looking at the diagram, that's an awesome hunk of glasses squeezed into the already large barrel. Quite satisfying to look at...

...meanwhile I can make do with the lowly Canon FD 85/1.2L Aspherical.
I had the 85 1.2 L for the EOS and if the FD is the same glass it's up there with the best of the best even at 1.2. I'd even go so far as to say the 85 1.2 performs better at 1.2 than the Summilux 75 at 1.4.
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But many thanks for introducing me to this google website.
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But many thanks for introducing me to this google website.
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Yeah it's crazy, it's like living in a loop!

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Forgive me Brennan, I think you didn't understand. I wasn't asking you for clarification.

I was questioning the wisdom of releasing a lens in a mount that was the less optimal of two for actually focusing it.
Because there are people who will want to use this on an M of some kind and you can adapt M to anything mirrorless. That opens their market up even further than a proprietary mount on their SL.
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New Leica Lens - 75mm f1.25
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New Leica Lens - 75mm f1.25

Found this morning on a Leica M8/8.2 Facebook page.

http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/…/leica-announces-noctilux-m-7…

And also here - more info with pictures. Its a beast as you might expect, weighing over 1kg.

https://gmpphoto.blogspot.com.au/201...75mm-f125.html



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Really? That's your takeaway?
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