The Bokeh Machine: A Look at the Leica Noctillux f/1.0

50mm lenses with wide apertures are some of the most popular out there, and you can find options from under $100 to well over $10,000. So, what can you get near the top end of that range? This great video takes a look at the Leica Noctillux f/1.0 to answer that question. 

Coming to you from Kai W, this fun video takes a look at the Leica Noctillux f/1.0. Of course, you probably will not be surprised to learn that the Noctillux f/1.0 is very expensive, with used options generally sitting around $8,000. Nonetheless, the images you get from it are mightily impressive, offering impressive sharpness, even wide open, combined with beautiful bokeh and that legendary Leica rendering. On the other hand, it is hard to justify such an insanely expensive lens as a professional tool, especially considering how much you could get for that price (or how much you could simply save for a rainy day), but if you are someone who really love the Leica ecosystem or you are looking for a superlative 50mm lens, it is certainly an intriguing option that offers eye-catching results with a beautiful rendering and bokeh. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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John Doe's picture

LOL, same video article 17 hrs within each other. Gotta communicate with each other on which videos y'all are going to post XD

Grey Noji's picture

This $10k lens resolved almost identically to the Voightlander 1.1 and the old FD 1.2L — right down to the magic vignette and bokeh. It's not my taste, but spending so much on it must be purely a collectors mania.

Timothy Gasper's picture

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 lens