SLR Magic Hyperprime 50 mm f/0.95 on Leica M9

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP ashwinrao1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,720
Excellent question, Irakly

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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