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    I met an old high school classmate when he returned from London where he was working. He wanted to check out the Noctilux, so we shot for an hour or so. He ended up getting one from Red Dot. Some samples, all shot wide open @ f/1:








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    I also brought the Canon 50mm f/0.95:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Hacker, When are you getting your new Noctilux 50/0.95 (if you already do not have it)?
    The market here is very small, so they usually combine the orders. Nevertheless, Feb is the date when I'm told is the delivery at the earliest.


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    Nice, Hacker. I look forward to your take on the new Noctilux.

    (keep posting, they are a delight.)

    BTW, the 2nd shot in post #51, I have been to that area once. I forgot the name of the street (Toronto somewhere, SriLankan Tamil neighborhood). The OOF board says it is an Idli shop (steamed rice cakes). Breakfast item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    "reasonably accessible" -- well, it was.... Hacker said he's willing to sell his on another forum, but won't give a price as he says it's too expensive.....

    i am a Noctilux lover but i think the Canon is gorgeous as well. now, it seems, i can afford neither.... sigh.

    back to my recalibrated C-Sonnar and looking for the 75mm Summilux, all the while with lust in my heart for two fast 50's i can't afford.
    Sadly CAM the 75 lux, in good condition, is in the $2500-$3000 range as well. You might want to consider a Konica Hexanon 1.2. I bought an absolutely mint silver chrome (actually might be titanium but I can't tell for sure) from a Hong Kong seller for $2100. Still very pricey but not compared to the Nocti. I find it very easy to focus whereas I couldn't seem to get the handle on focusing the Nocti so I sold mine. I guess I could have had Don Goldberg match the Nocti to my M8's but I didn't want to screw things up for all my other lenses which work great on both my M's.

    Anyway, just some thoughts and not much science

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    I bought an absolutely mint silver chrome (actually might be titanium but I can't tell for sure) from a Hong Kong seller for $2100.
    Woody
    It is Titanium finish, whatever that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    BTW, the 2nd shot in post #51, I have been to that area once. I forgot the name of the street (Toronto somewhere, SriLankan Tamil neighborhood). The OOF board says it is an Idli shop (steamed rice cakes). Breakfast item.
    It is actually at the other end of the world, Little India, Serangoon, Singapore.

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    Wow! Do I know you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Sadly CAM the 75 lux, in good condition, is in the $2500-$3000 range as well. You might want to consider a Konica Hexanon 1.2. I bought an absolutely mint silver chrome (actually might be titanium but I can't tell for sure) from a Hong Kong seller for $2100. Still very pricey but not compared to the Nocti. I find it very easy to focus whereas I couldn't seem to get the handle on focusing the Nocti so I sold mine. I guess I could have had Don Goldberg match the Nocti to my M8's but I didn't want to screw things up for all my other lenses which work great on both my M's.
    thank you, Woody. i know the cost of the Lux and passed on an absolutely brilliant one (i.e., focused perfect on my R-D1 and the store's M8.2 that i was checking out) that cost around $3300 with tax. the draw of that lens is just too delicious and, as i already have two fifties (50 Lux pre-asph and ZM C-Sonnar), it's a the top of my list. it was also in a class of its own as far as any lens i've tried and liked (except the 35 Lux Asph or 28 Crom) with a bokeh that made me weak at the knees. so it's on my must have list

    i haven't been bowled over by the Hexanon 1.2 -- it actually seemed to sharp with less of a signature but, perhaps, i'm wrong? do you have photos up somewhere to show the magic? that's always a difficult bit when you can't play with the glass in person... i would love to see some of your work as i know i usually like your taste in glass -- even if i'm still kicking myself for not grabbing your 35 Lux Asph and buying the pre-asph instead (love the size, get cranky at the near focusing limitations).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    i haven't been bowled over by the Hexanon 1.2 -- it actually seemed to sharp with less of a signature but, perhaps, i'm wrong?
    Then you need the Hexanon 60mm f/1.2! It is less clinical in its signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Then you need the Hexanon 60mm f/1.2! It is less clinical in its signature.
    but is it as cool as the Canon or the Nocti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    but is it as cool as the Canon or the Nocti?
    Yeah, way cooler in terms of numbers, only 800 made. OK, less as I know of at least one that is damaged! In terms of signature, has some swirly bokeh too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Yeah, way cooler in terms of numbers, only 800 made. OK, less as I know of at least one that is damaged! In terms of signature, has some swirly bokeh too.
    I am not into collectibles so the 60 was not high on my list considering the price. I agree that the 50 1.2 is a very sharp lens. That is one of the things i like about it. But if you focus on a close up object and then look at the boke' I don't think you will see any Nisen (double line) images. I love the bokeh. One of the things I disliked about the Canon 0,95 was the lack of sharpness almost anywhere. So I find the Hexanon 50 1.2 a good balance. However i am relatively new with this lens so down the line I may change my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    One of the things I disliked about the Canon 0,95 was the lack of sharpness almost anywhere. Woody
    Lack of contrast, yes. Lack of sharpness, no.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    can someone tell me what I have to do to use this lens on a Leica M?
    Last edited by gero; 23rd September 2009 at 11:50.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Gero, Contact Amin (asabet). He collected all the info about getting it converted to a Leica M mount. I deleted all the pms we exchanged (box filled up). I guess he would still have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Gero, Contact Amin (asabet). He collected all the info about getting it converted to a Leica M mount. I deleted all the pms we exchanged (box filled up). I guess he would still have them.
    You can DIY if you are brave. Some have done it, and there is a link with pictures. I cannot find it now, but you have to Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    can someone tell me what I have to do to use this lens on a Leica M?
    I had mine converted by Mike at EastCamTech.

    Very happy with his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I had mine converted by Mike at EastCamTech.

    Very happy with his work.
    I had one done by him too, good work, but a lens converted for the M3/CL will not work with the M8. I wrote to him to convert one more, but he is not taking any orders for now. He also mentioned that he prefers to have the camera and the lens sent together.

    You may try him and I highly recommend his work.

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    or I could exchange the camera and lens for one already converted. Anybody want to try that?

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I had mine converted by Mike at EastCamTech.

    Very happy with his work.
    John, thankyou. I sent a mail to him.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    are you people sure that the one with the canon mount can be modified?

    I am thinking that the one for tv is, but not sure about the one for the canon7s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    are you people sure that the one with the canon mount can be modified?

    I am thinking that the one for tv is, but not sure about the one for the canon7s.
    Both can be converted. My was from a Canon 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    or I could exchange the camera and lens for one already converted. Anybody want to try that?
    Don't think that will work. The camera has no value but for the lens and the conversion add to the value. I think the best you could do would be to swap the camera and lens with cash for a converted one. If you have the lens, conversion is the way to go.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    John, How could you recommend eastcam tech when he screwed up your RF coupling (not the only one I know btw. He has no facility/tools to collimate the lens) and the lens won't focus properly when used on a range finder camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    but is it as cool as the Canon or the Nocti?
    Last edited by gero; 23rd September 2009 at 11:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    can someone tell me what I have to do to use this lens on a Leica M?

    Put it on a G1:

    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/st...09/g1_022l.jpg

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    Of the four techs that did the conversion, Don from DAG and Ken from Bald Mountains have the best.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Of the four techs that did the conversion, Don from DAG and Ken from Bald Mountains have the best.
    thanks for all the help. I'll try it.

    I have tried a lot of lenses from diff.ages,brands,focal lenghths,max apertures and still have not found one that havent liked.
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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    That looks nice. Is this an unmodified lens? It seems like the breech-lock levers are intact. I would prefer to leave the lens untouched to use it on my G1 (if possible). Any idea if there's a direct adapter available?

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    It's modified to M mount according to the article, which is about M adapters for G1:

    http://doiop.com/la52gf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Hvaring View Post
    That looks nice. Is this an unmodified lens? It seems like the breech-lock levers are intact. I would prefer to leave the lens untouched to use it on my G1 (if possible). Any idea if there's a direct adapter available?
    It is modified using the breech mount to dismount the lens as it covers the release button. Look at the lens on the left. No adapter available.


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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    John, How could you recommend eastcam tech when he screwed up your RF coupling (not the only one I know btw. He has no facility/tools to collimate the lens) and the lens won't focus properly when used on a range finder camera?
    The machine work and mount was fine. He just couldn't deal with the R-D1 I had. But Kevin L. sorted that out and it's fine on both the R-D1 and M8.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    John, I won't elaborate but getting the right focus (RF) is the key part of the conversion. It has nothing to do with the camera one uses.

    Hacker, Those are (especially the one on the left) are done beautifully! I would suggest that you get the inside of the mount covered with black paint (may need to be sent away, mount taken out, painted and remounted). This would improve the contrast as well as eliminating CA under certain lighting conditions.
    Last edited by Vivek; 28th January 2009 at 16:24.

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    I never thought of lenses needing black paint, so this is interesting, considering that Rayqual does it for its adapters, even the regular LTM-M ones. Anyway, I'm left with the one on the right now (Viso III conversion):


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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    The one you have is painted black on the inside.

    (A pity it is one of those truncated lenses with the cut of glass.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The one you have is painted black on the inside.

    (A pity it is one of those truncated lenses with the cut of glass.)
    I see what you were referring to now .

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    [QUOTE=Hacker;72105]It is modified using the breech mount to dismount the lens as it covers the release button. Look at the lens on the left. No adapter available.



    Thanks, I see why it is kept on. The way to go then is first convert the 095 to M-mount and then use a M to m4:3 adapter for the G1. This has of course the added benefit of making the lens usable on the M8, provided one gets the focus right. (Will there be live view on the M9 I wonder..)

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    [(Will there be live view on the M9 I wonder..)[/QUOTE]


    I thought there would be in the M8.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    but I lived with it like it is and i'm happy I did so.

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Some may find this interesting:

    http://leica-users.org/v01/msg13616.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Some may find this interesting:

    http://leica-users.org/v01/msg13616.html

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Some may find this interesting:

    http://leica-users.org/v01/msg13616.html
    Interesting, but somehow I find Hacker's pictures at the top of the thread more persuasive...

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    I just spoke with Ken and to my sorprize he tells me that it is not a good idea to work on an old lens, open it, clean etc... unless it is not working properly. I woud have thought that a clean and lub would be a non distructive and generally good to do on an old lens. Please let me know what you, people think. (and defenitly NO to recoats)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post

    (A pity it is one of those truncated lenses with the cut of glass.)

    I agree !

    But if anyone has one of those old cut ones, please let me know - I may be convinced to trade for one without the cut, if you throw in enough cash!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Of the four techs that did the conversion, Don from DAG and Ken from Bald Mountains have the best.
    Hello,
    I've read through this thread before and reading it again. I'm ready to have my 50 .95 converted.

    I'm wondering if one would know if that breach mount on the Canon 7 could be used to create an adapter for M mount.

    I have a Nikon S to M mount adapter, so it got me to wondering as I have a Canon 7.

    Anyway, could someone who had Don from DAG show me the rear of your converted .95? Would he need my M3 too to do the conversion?

    Oh, one last thing. Hacker, are all of your wedding pictures at .95? Or stopped down a little? They are excellent and I'm looking forward to using this lens on my M3.

    Thanx--Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    Hello,
    I've read through this thread before and reading it again. I'm ready to have my 50 .95 converted.

    I'm wondering if one would know if that breach mount on the Canon 7 could be used to create an adapter for M mount.
    No, the resulting "sandwich" would be too thick. Typically what converters do is remove the breech lock ring on the rear of the lens and replace it with an M flange (such as a screw-to-bayonet adapter.)

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    Re: Canon 50mm f0.95

    Don's conversion is at post #85, the lens on the right using the Viso III mount. Some Canon 50mm lenses had a C-adapter, I would think that you can use this on the G1 by using a Cine to m4/3 adapter though I see that the m4/3 adapter diameter for the lens to sit in may be too small. Not sure about this.

    If you modify via Ken, he will need your original breech mount too and a LTM-M adapter.

    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    Hello,
    I've read through this thread before and reading it again. I'm ready to have my 50 .95 converted.

    I'm wondering if one would know if that breach mount on the Canon 7 could be used to create an adapter for M mount.

    I have a Nikon S to M mount adapter, so it got me to wondering as I have a Canon 7.

    Anyway, could someone who had Don from DAG show me the rear of your converted .95? Would he need my M3 too to do the conversion?

    Oh, one last thing. Hacker, are all of your wedding pictures at .95? Or stopped down a little? They are excellent and I'm looking forward to using this lens on my M3.

    Thanx--Bill

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