Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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An evening stroll in Kobe. With the Leica M8 and Noctilux 50mm f/2 lens

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One of the advantages of the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1 is its ability to gather the last bit of light in less than ideal conditions.  Of course it’s also known for being one of the world’s fastest lens with an ability to create an image similar to a painting, and, of course,  its “bokeh”.  In these particular photos, I’m relying on its low light capability.  Not so much in the first photo but definitely in the last two where the conditions were very dark with some background light to isolate the beautiful girl.

The Noctilux has some deficits.  It can have a problem with back focus,  the lens is not needle sharp at wide open and it can be  difficult to focus.   However the results can be worthwhile.




Written by leolaksi

March 27, 2009 at 6:47 am

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