The Leica 50/0.95 Noctilux is slowly starting to replace my trusted 50 Cron. At first I thought I’d use the Nocti only in bad light or for situations where a shallow depth of field would add to the mood. But now, I found out that the Nocti is also perfectly usable with smaller apertures. And that makes it possible to switch from a light sucking ultra-thin DOF monster to a sharp and ready to shoot allround 50mm with just a flick of the fingers. On a wedding day, that’s all you want. If there’s a situation where I know I don’t need the Nocti and theres enough time to switch lenses and take it easy, I’ll still use the 50 cron. It’s easier to focus, is still better at smaller apertures and it’s a lot lighter and smaller. Talking numbers: the amount of Nocti shots is now 22%. The 50 cron makes up for 24% and the rest is 35 cron, 28 Elmarit and CV35/1.2.
Leica M9 with 50/0.95 Noctilux (yes, I’m using the M9 again for weddings only with the Noctilux)
Here’s my wedding website. I am available for destination weddings and weddings abroad, as long as you’re looking for a documentary approach. I don’t do any staged settings, nor pre-wedding shoots. Bear in mind that my calendar fills up quickly and that most days are booked more than a year upfront. Feel free to send me an email.