Comparing the Old LEICA 50MM F/1.2 NOCTILUX-M with its 2021 Reincarnation

Apr 14, 2021 

As a renowned glamour photographer, I am fortunate to own an original Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 lens, and have been using the new 2021 reincarnation in comparison with the original for several different shoots. Both versions have been used on the Leica M10-R rangefinder. Given the rarity and stratospheric prices commanded by the original Noctilux, is sometimes scary and intimidating to use, given it is now a rare and very valuable lens. I am probably one of the very few who actively uses it in the field, but now that Leica has released a new version, I am more likely to use the new one instead and leave the original safe at home in its box.

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