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    The Triumvirate is here!

    You will rarely see this much fast glass together. Here are the Canon EF 50mm f/1.0, Leica 50mm f/1.0 Noctilux and the Canon LTM 50mm f/0.95
    modified to take a Leica M-Mount.

    Attachment 649

    Here are full sensor images from each one on the body you see. The different FOV has to do with the 5D's Full Frame Sensor, the Leica M8 has a 1.33 and the Epson R-D1 has a 1.5. Each shot is straight out of ACR with defaults. The images were only resizes for posting here.

    Canon f/1.0

    Attachment 650

    Noctilux f/1.0

    Attachment 651

    Canon LTM f/0.95

    Attachment 652

    The light in the room was on small drafting lamp on my desk and a little floor lamp with one of those economy 15 watt green bulbs. ISO 320 was use on the Leica and Canon and 400 on the Epson.

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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    John:

    Have you tried mounting the M8 on a tripod and shooting the same scene with both the Noctilux and the Canon .95? It would be interesting to see if the Canon is actually faster than the Noctilux. In other words, use the same shutter speed and shoot both lenses wide open.

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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    Not yet, I've just had the Nocti for 2.5 hours.

    I may do that this weekend but tomorrow the Noctilux and I are out at 5am looking for light...

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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    Now that is some really neat looking glass! Looking forward to hearing how you think they all stack up.
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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    John, that collection of glass gives you the title of "speed freak". That is a good thing.

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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gowin View Post
    John, that collection of glass gives you the title of "speed freak". That is a good thing.
    I hate flash... So, I'm into fast glass and high ISO's.

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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    I'll try tomorrow to get up a report on my impressions of the Noctilux compared to the Canon EF 50/1.0 and the 50/0.95. I've learned one thing if you don't want UFO's don't shoot with a Cut Filter at night. I got my 72mm for the Canon 0.95 and I'm going back to shoot it and the Nocti with and with out. But here's one of my UFO pictures from this morning.

    Attachment 705

    Note how they mirror the out of focus truck lights.

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    Re: The Triumvirate is here!

    Comparisons delayed due to a bad cold and cough prevented early morning shooting. I may write up some observations on the use of the Noctilux compared to the Canon EF 50/1.0 after an other pot of Lapsong Souchong with honey....

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