Man, it has been a HECTIC 24 hours. I have been on the move NON STOP and am now sitting in a hotel room in New York City writing this post. I flew out to NYC with my wife this morning very EARLY to see the sights, tour B&H Photo, and get some images with the Noctilux F.95 in the dark. I have to see we had a blast at B&H. That store is HUUUUUGGGEEEE! It took 2-3 hours just to tour the store. Amazing.
As many of you know, I will be putting up a review for the Leica Noctilux F.95 soon but I wanted to throw up a shot or two I took tonight as a teaser for the review. Then I will post two from the classic noctilux. I will be shooting more tomorrow and should have quite a few images built up by the time I write the review. BTW, street shooting with a F.95 or F1 MF lens wide open is insanely hard. I shot about 100 images and had so many OOF shots due to my focus errors. About 15 or so were great so not so high of a keeper rate, but then again, shooting street at night (which is where I had the most OOF) at ISO 2000 and F.95 is asking for trouble! Anyway, on to some images….
Two teasers with the new F.95 Noct…both wide open at .95…
This next one was out of focus as the Noct is a tough lens for street shooting. Still, I like the image.
Now two from the classic F1 Noct, both at F1
Tomorrow I will be shooting a little more in NYC and then I have to fly back home. Once home, I will start working on my review for the new Noctilux F.95 and I will tell you all of my thoughts and opinions on this $10,000 one of a kind lens.