TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 vs. Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 lens comparison (part 2)


This is an update on my TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 vs. Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 lens comparison.

First, a quick vote for fun - can you guess which picture was taken with which lens (the answer can be found at the bottom of this post):

Photo #1 at f/0.95

Photo #1 at f/0.95

Photo #2 at f/0.95

Photo #2 at f/0.95

Vore here:


Here are a few observations on both f/0.95 lenses:

The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens is slightly bigger. The Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 lens is heavier (835 g vs. 755 g):


The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens comes with a massive metal front lens cap that alone weighs almost 50 g (you know I like metal lens caps):


The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens is rangefinder coupled and you can focus it in the viewfinder. I perosanlly prefer to focus in live view. The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens is not 6-bit coded:


Minimum focusing distance for both lenses:

  • TTartisan 50mm f/0.95: 0.7 m
  • Noctilux 50mm f/0.95: 1.0 m

A reader asked me about the viewfinder blockage since the lens is big - here is what to expect:


The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens next to the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 lens:




Of course, I can highly recommend some red anodized metal Leica M-mount caps for any Leica setup:


The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens is now shipping in very limited quantities - the current wait time if you order from the LeicaRumors Online Store is over 30 days. The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens can be pre-ordered at:

The answer to the poll question from the top:

  1. The first photo was taken with the TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
  2. The second photo was taken with the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95

The full resolution photos are available on Flickr. The TTartisan actual focal length is slightly wider than the Noctilux - this can be seen also in the previous side by side comparisons.

Additional information on the TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens can be found here:

TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M-mount announced – pre-order it here

TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M-mount unboxing and sample photos

TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 vs. Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 Leica M-mount lens comparison

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