Goodbye and hello . . .

The 75mm Summilux and 50mm Summicron v. 5 are gone, replaced by a classic 50mm f/1 Noctilux E60. The 75mm was actually done in by the 90mm APO-Summicron, which does exactly what I need that focal length to do.

After spending a fair amount of time punching numbers into a depth of field calculator, it appeared that an ultrafast 50 would suit me better than the 75mm ‘lux. Having had some mixed-result experience with the 7artisans 50mm f1.1 a few years back, I didn’t want to go that route. TTartisan’s quality seems a step up, but the review photos I’d seen with their 50mm f/0.95 were nice, but ho-hum.

Photos I looked at from all versions of the 50mm Noctilux-M ranged from impressive to “WOW!” but it was way out of my range. Until recently, when a reasonably-priced one turned up at a shop I know well. A quick visit this morning due to time constraints, confirming I can focus it, at worst, with the Visoflex, and I walked out with the bauble on my M10-R.

With little time to shoot, the efforts below were the best I could do today. But I can already see that the lens draws in a way that will motivate me to shoot it. Tomorrow, M9 and rangefinder focusing.

M10-R/50mm f/1 Noctilux-M
M10-R/50mm f/1 Noctilux-M