SLR Magic Hyperprime 50 mm f/0.95 on Leica M9

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Thanks Ashwin...
In reply to ashwinrao1, May 6, 2012

That's an excellent summary. Thank you for taking the time to put it together and share it with us...


ashwinrao1 wrote:

Great question. Several things factor in

1. Price: $10,995 for the Noct vs $4300 for the SLR Magic
2. Minimal Focus distance: 1m for the Noct, 0.7 m for the Hyperprime
3. Size and weight: In favor of the smaller Noctilux

4. OOF character....different...but not terribly different. I actually find both very enjoyable
5. Brand: Leica vs SLR Magic
6. Build: Comparable. The SLR magic may be even better built. It's close
7. Vignetting and barrel distortion: Favor the Noctilux

If cost were no issue, I would probably still want the Noct f0.95 in my bag, but that being said, there would be times where I'd much rather have the hyperprime. I find it's OOF more interesting. Close focus is a benefit.

The bottom line to me, is that the lenses perform comparably, and Noctilux f/0.95 lenses are hard to get. That taken into account, the Hyperprime is a FAR better deal.

I always take caution in choosing a favorite, but the Hyperprime is the better deal, and performance is close, if not better in some circumstances, than its far more expensive cousin.
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