Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

January 19, 2013

“Leica Noctilux F1” Christmas 2012

Sean-Arianna-2012 copy

A friend was kind enough to lend me her 50mm F1 Noctilux so I could do a few test exposures. I had never used one before. It is heavy and the one attribute which it has is that at F1 it turns everything but the subject, into total mush…

I like it but doubt I’ll ever have the extra $$$ laying around to buy one.

©Matt Weber


  1. A Leica 50mm… Nocti… what were you saying?

    Your friend (Arianna?) is stunning.

    Comment by Paul — January 19, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

  2. Great framing.

    Comment by mostlymonochrome — January 19, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

  3. i can’t buy this lens but i like it. very nice photo.

    Comment by H.O — January 19, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

  4. I would love to try it out. My old Canon D1 is heavy enough, but i’ve heard the Noctilux is a beast.

    Comment by Food,Photography & France — January 20, 2013 @ 3:48 am

  5. If money was no concern, I’d already own one, but the amount of times that I would actually need this lens, is not enough to warrant the cost!

    Comment by Matt Weber — January 22, 2013 @ 12:01 am

  6. Why not get the Voigtlander 50/1.1 $999 Nokton?

    Comment by peter — February 17, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

  7. ergonomics mainly, but I can’t afford either right now so the point is moot…

    Comment by Matt Weber — February 18, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

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