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Apr 07, 2012 08:38 |  #661

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The Noctilux does interest me, but I've got the 50 Summilux ASPH and 50 Summicron already and the Noctilux price could get me a minty 21 Summilux and 35 Summilux FLE. It does produce some lovely images, but I know if I had it I'd use it and sell it within 6 months as the money tied up in it wouldn't make it worthwhile for me.

Indeed, that happens a lot more frequently than you might think. That and "buyer's remorse." On the bright side at least, you most certainly will not lose money on the deal.

Long term I don't know if I'm going to keep it either - but it's way too early to tell. I've yet to have a chance to properly shoot with it.

Either financially or just in carrying the thing, it does require a certain amount of... Commitment. And if you're not using it at f/0.95 most (if not all) of the time - then perhaps another lens would be a better solution.

The Summilux? Yeah, that's going to the grave with me. ;)


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Apr 07, 2012 14:48 as a reply to  @ Double Negative's post |  #662

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It really is, Ronnie. But you've got to NEED (or WANT) that speed. The rest of the time, a Summilux or Summicron is a far better choice. Case in point, that lovely shot you've posted.

That's very true, plus the smaller size is nice. The Canon sharpening preset I use is too much for the M9 and 50 cron images :D




  
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Apr 07, 2012 17:47 |  #663

They are sharp looking cameras, but we'd never drop the money on them. The new Fuji rangefinder styled cameras, on the other hand...


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Apr 08, 2012 13:50 |  #664

Double Negative wrote in post #14224792 (external link)
if you're not using it at f/0.95 most (if not all) of the time - then perhaps another lens would be a better solution.

The Summilux? Yeah, that's going to the grave with me. ;)

I totally agree :)

on the bright side, exotic glass like this only seems to go up in value.

shot in some very low light @ f0.95:

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Apr 09, 2012 14:53 |  #665

bsaber wrote in post #14226278 (external link)
That's very true, plus the smaller size is nice. The Canon sharpening preset I use is too much for the M9 and 50 cron images :D

Yup, yup. LOL, I know - without the AA filter and good glass, anything more than a hint of sharpening is usually too much. :)

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I totally agree :)

on the bright side, exotic glass like this only seems to go up in value.

Very true. Doesn't even have to be exotic; just about any Leica lens will do. At the very least you'll break even if you keep it clean.


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Apr 10, 2012 18:47 as a reply to  @ Double Negative's post |  #666

Did you guys see this?
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Apr 10, 2012 21:14 |  #667

Just bought an m2,in great used condition.


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Apr 10, 2012 23:07 |  #668

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Apr 11, 2012 10:46 |  #669

Yup. Though I might suggest the "Rangefinder Difference" (external link) article. Or perhaps "Why Buy Leica? (external link). A little more substantive.  :p

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Just bought an m2,in great used condition.

Ahh, very cool! Congrats.


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Apr 14, 2012 21:08 |  #670

Looking at an M3... I don't know if I should do it.


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Apr 14, 2012 21:18 |  #671

Figure out if it suits your needs/wants in photography then analyze the price point and what glass would you want to work with. I use this method as a base to getting into a system, all the while storing away funds to jump on the best deal when it comes around.


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Apr 15, 2012 13:52 |  #672

Thank you for the advice. It's an 1 Million+ Serial M3 in good shape with three lenses... the 35 f/2, 50 f/2 and a 135 for under $1000

Is that a fair price?


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Apr 15, 2012 13:53 |  #673

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Thank you for the advice. It's an 1 Million+ Serial M3 in good shape with three lenses... the 35 f/2, 50 f/2 and a 135 for under $1000

Is that a fair price?

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Apr 15, 2012 13:56 |  #674

So should I do it? :)


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Apr 15, 2012 15:56 |  #675

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So should I do it? :)

It's an excellent price, but be sure of condition of all items.


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