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Thanks much C Grindahl. We spoke once the other day. What's your first name, without me looking it up? :-) Actually I just got the Noct yesterday. Very little time for testing after driving 2 hours away yesterday to pick it up. My profile has changed, I need to edit it. Either a really good guess, or you know your lenses. or I gave you to many clues. lol.
I also have a 135 2.8 AIS, that's minty fresh. What a compact lens. I also have Zeiss mf glass, but this is Nikon.
Profiles are very useful for keeping track of such things. If you open mine you'll discover my full name as well as a listing of gear presently in my kit. I encourage folks to make that information available so we can more easily banter back and forth about photography generally and Nikon MF lenses specifically.
I had to refresh my memory Doug and found the PM exchange from a few days ago. Nice that our paths cross once again, this time in my home neighborhood. You will discover a number of participants on this thread who use and enjoy Zeiss glass and shoot with other systems. Zeiss glass is a natural alternative for anyone committed to MF photography, though I've so enjoyed the wide range of options from Nikon that I haven't gotten around to Zeiss yet. Since I'm so deeply immersed in this conversation, which is well past two and a half years old, I may not get there... Time will tell.
Perhaps you'll find yourself on a similar path as our friend Philippe has followed. He loves his Zeiss glass and came to us with two MF Nikkors, the 28 f/2.8 AI-s and 180 f/2.8 AI-s. Over time his kit of Zeiss lenses has diminished while his kit of Nikkors has grown, though slowly, He added a forty year old 85 f/1.8 H.C. AI'd to complement his 85mm Zeiss and the wonderful little gem, the 50 f/1.8 AI-s. You may find yourself doing a bit of experimenting yourself after you've played a bit more with the legendary NOCT and the very serviceable 135 f/2.8 AI-s.
Enjoy yourself and don't hesitate to jump into the conversation. There is a remarkable group of photographers who hang out in this corner of cyberspace. It is easy to make friends here.