Category Archives: Leica 50mm Noctilux f/0.95

3 pilots.

We’re going on a holiday, but these three won’t be flying us there.

At least, that’s the plan.

See you in two weeks.

—Peter.

3 Pilots

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux 0.95 @ f/2.8.

Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar [Not].

Rolleiflex

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Face painting.

Face Painting

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

 

Introducing O, Part 5 (Conclusion).

Introducing O, Part 5

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Introducing O, Part 4.

Introducing O, Part 4

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Introducing O, Part 3.

Introducing O, Part 3

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Floating.

The beautiful game.

Floating

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Laugh again, again… again.

Laugh again, again… again

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Laugh again.

Laugh again

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Happy 6th Birthday, Part 1 and 2.

Happy 6th Birthday, Part 1

Happy 6th Birthday, Part 2

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Spider Girl.

Another image from the Face Painting series.  The others may be found here, here, and here.

Spider Girl

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Thoughtful Portrait.

Thoughtful Portrait

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

The Beautiful Game.

Moment of Zen.

The Beautiful Game

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Birthday Girl.

Birthday Girl

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

Eyes.

Eyes

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

36 x 24.

How large a print can you make from an M9 file?

Well, the largest I’ve printed for clients is 36 x 24 inches:

24 x 36 M9 50 Summilux

Even at this large a size, the detail from the M9 and the 50mm Summilux combo used to create the image above is impressive.

However, yesterday I tried doing this for the first time with two other lenses:  the 24mm Summilux (f/1.4) and and the 50mm Noctilux (f/0.95).  Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting anything near as good as what I get from the technically brilliant 50 Summilux ASPH.

We’ll I’m happy to report that I was wrong.  They not only did well, they did exceptionally well — I was astounded to see how much detail the 24 Summilux and 50 Noctilux produce at their widest apertures.

But in the age of phone and tablet image viewing, most people will never encounter an actual print, let alone a 36 x 24 print.  So what does 36 x 24 actually look like?  I thought I’d show you with a little demonstration:

(please click on the image to view at MAXIMUM size and detail)

24 x 36 size demo

—Peter.

Face painting.

One of the most complicated and nuanced images I’ve ever processed.

Face Painting

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

8 years old.

Happy birthday.

8 years old

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.