If there was one lens and one lens only, this would be the one. Not only revolutionary in its time, but will set the stage for all future lenses. It is the first aspherical Leica lens ever made as well as a nocturnal lens and an earth shattering 1.2 f-stop. Perfectly designed in every way with its shape, size and finish. Classic scalloped shaped focusing ring. Small, subtle and well balanced on any Leica M camera. Perfectly finished in the classic anodized black. Some very few prototype examples were made in Silver chrome. What I would do to have one of those in SILVER….
Today's current 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH with its great performance still does not have the quiet discretion that this original beauty has. As well the only other Noctilux that was ever made in its homeland - Germany. All other Leica Noctilux 50mm F1 lenses were made in Canada.
I'm usually a 50mm shooter. The Noctilux 50mm 1.2 ...Just Perfect!
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