SLR Magic Hyperprime 50 mm f/0.95 on Leica M9
Pic 2: Am a Big fan of 'nervous bokeh' photo genre. Subject is sharp and bokeh chaotic but together it's balanced....just. Can be unsettling but results are intruiging never the less.
Once the Hyperprime review is done, we'll be doing a Noctilux - Nokton - Hyperprime shoot-out, maybe with a Summilux as a "control lens."
Should be very interesting indeed!
For those that don't know, we've already done the Nokton and Noctilux individual reviews:
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Hi Irakly, great questions. I would say that the SLR Magic is closer in character to the Noctilux f/0.95 than to the prior Noctilux. There's a steep fall off between focussed and OOF segments of the images, with a somewaht more corrected look (less Noctilux magic and blooming, coma, etc...). Specular highlights can be harsh for all 3 lenses, but seems best controlled with the f/0.95 followed by the Noctilux f/1 followed by the SLR Magic lens.
Each has it's very unique rendering, but in general, I'd call the f/1 Noctilux to have the most "distinct" fingerprint look of all 3 lenses, followed by the SLR Magic lens, which has some of that old school charm, followed by the more perfected f/0.95 Noctilux.
This is purely subjective, by the way, but I have used all 3 lenses extensively and plan to do a head-to-head shoot out with both f/0.95 lenses.
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I'm not the one to have the skills to judge a lens but i like very much this one :
Yes, that goes for me as well Ashwin.
I'd never heard of this lens before. It looks like quite a (comparative) bargain. But it's not for me I'm afraid. Anything below f1.4 and I struggle a bit unfortunately
All the best
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Great captures - and really do own the Noctilux "touch"...
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Thank you my friend. How do they explain such a drastic difference in price between Leica M version and the rest?