Upload & Sell: Off
My Noctilux cost no where near $5,000, but I have owned it for about ten years. Back then they could be found in the $1,600 -1,800 range.
BTW, here is the latest Noctilux. On sale
What do you reckon $1600-1800 10 years ago should currently be worth now? These creep up about $5000 on eBhay occasionally, and they let you inspect before buying so I wouldn't say scams. That price is more realistic, not $16k, but kudos if someone can sell at that.
Regarding the link of the Naughtilust for sale, I wouldn't buy it given I had that amount of money for a lens, a 200/1.8L or 200/2L IS makes more sense, or even the gigantic 800/5.6L. Basically the more jacked up its price is, the less extra punch per buck it has over high performing "cheapos" (not exactly) like the alternative examples shown in this thread.
Maybe the Nocti handles busy BG well and smoothly, but the Rokkor has a very exotic way of painterly rendering the OOF details (read: brush strokes). I'm not saying this because I own 1, I've always been fascinated since I first saw early shots put out by Cogitech, which then inspired me to acquire 1 copy and convert it myself.
Garth: nice shots, impressive sharpness and soft (enough) bokeh.
Edited by Leon Noel on Jun 16, 2008 at 08:09 AM GMT
Edited on Jun 16, 2008 at 08:09 AM