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


I had the chance to do a quick comparison between the $760 TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens and the $12,500 Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 lens (special thanks to Vi Vante for providing the Noctilux lens).

First, a word on the TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens availability, since I am getting multiple inquiries every day. The lens is shipping in very limited quantities and the pre-order list is long. The current wait, if you order today, is over 30 days. I am in contact with the manufacturer and will get a notification once the lens is available.

The TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens is available for pre-order at the Leica Rumors Online Store (with free international shipping), AmazonB&H Photo, and Focus Camera (eBay also has several questionable listings).

Here is the first set of Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 vs. TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens comparisons - focusing was done in live view, photos were not manipulated (SOOC: straight out of the camera) - full resolution available on Flickr:

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 at f/0.95:
Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 at f/0.95

TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens at f/0.95:
TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens at f/0.95

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 at f/1.4:
Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 at f/1.4

TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens at f/1.4:
TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 lens at f/1.4

The second set of Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 vs. TTartisan 50mm f/0.95 is a handheld side-by-side lens comparison. I wasn't paying attention and took all photos in aperture priority, which explains why some of the exposures are different between the shots (sorry about that). The photos were not manipulated in any way (SOOC: straight out of the camera) and almost all were taken wide open at f/0.95. All camera JPG settings were set to "normal" (full resolution available on Flickr):

taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95
taken with Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
taken with TTartisan 50mm f/0.95