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Old 09-14-2019, 10:55 PM
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Leica 75mm Noctilux

Thanks! I’ll put it on the list
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:14 AM
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Leica 75mm Noctilux


I have the 50 mm version and am here in Germany where this one may be too much to resist.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:26 AM
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I was fooling around one day, looking at Craigslist, and saw a Nikon 24-70, F2.8 at a very reasonable price. I went to look at it, even though I had a DX camera (D7000).

Even on the D7000 it was impressive, so much so that I bought the 24-70, sold the D7000 and got a FX camera, D600.

Since then I got a 24-120, F4 which was more convenient when I was traipsing around China and Asia.

I am seriously looking at a 24mm, F1.8.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:04 PM
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I have the 50 mm version and am here in Germany where this one may be too much to resist.
It’s a fine lens, made at their highest possible tolerance. No aberrations, and very sharp.

The 50 Noctilux has that classic signature. This is a nice modern complement, well suited for portraiture.

I also use it in my medium format, and has no problem resolving 100mp.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:25 PM
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For my Nikon D500 my most used lens is the 16-80mm f4. For family portraits the 50mm f1.4
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:20 PM
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Nikon 58 1.4
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:07 PM
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To me 85mm is the sweet spot, I own a few:

Contax Planar 85/1.4 which I use once in a while on a Fuji ML camera, not the easiest thing to focus and quite a "particular" rendering of the out of focus area but quite unique;

Nikon 85/1.8A a lens which I got off of my dad which we converted to Ai mount when I was a teen, use it very rarely but surprisingly good even on modern camera/sensor;

Nikon 85/1.4D which I got a few weeks ago right after my beloved Nikon D800 got splashed off a huuuuuge saltwater wave so I coudln't really test it yet, but I know it won't disappoint.


End of the day pick? 85mm!!!
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:10 PM
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85/1.8 I've had for years. Currently on Nikon D750
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:43 PM
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Apo-Summicron 50/f2 mm. There just seems to be less between the subject and the image sensor.
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Apo-Summicron 50/f2 mm. There just seems to be less between the subject and the image sensor.


Love this lense. It’s my daily shooter. I have the noctilux 50, but that thing is too heavy for the road, etc.
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