On the A7II you will get 3 Axis IS with manual Leica M lenses, still a wonderful IS system that helps eliminate the shakes. Best ND I have ever used and allows wide open aperture in full sunlight which gives an altogether different effect.You can contact Ken at PS – The Leica M and Noct will cost you k. Insane I know, and it is NOT for everyone but just showing that you can save some cash by using it on the A7 bodies.Keep this lens for 7 years or more and you will make money if you ever decide to sell it. You never know, but Leica lenses have a history of appreciating over the years.It IS one of the rare lenses that can indeed be considered a true investment. Today I see them going for 00 if new in the box or true mint with box. As you can see, the combo of Noctilux and the A7II seriously rocks. When you stop down to f/1.4 you get the performance of a Leica Summilux ASPH.It is a controversial lens due to the cost where half of the people never understand it and the other half 100% do.
So now today I am here to sit at my desk in a Log Cabin in the woods I rented for the Holidays.the long haul.write about my real word experience with the new and quite popular Sony A7II. Look at the color.depth.magical rendering that adds emotion and soul to the image. They also changed the ergonomics by adding a new bigger grip and changing the buttons and dials around a bit.
I am a lucky guy and thanks to Ken Hansen, who has been part of this site since day 1 (Ken is a legendary Leica dealer with over 50 years experience) by helping me to get it going, I was recently able to obtain a Leica Noctilux again after selling off my last one 1 1/2 years ago due to needing funds more than the lens.
It has been a year and half since I shot with the Noctilux on the Leica M 240 (see a post here) and while it is always a magical lens and what I call a “Lifetime Lens”, it is a lens that is not only hard to justify for mere mortals, it is a lens that is so unique it may be the most lusted after rangefinder lens in history.
But be careful, overuse will make it boring after a while so use it sparingly.
Bring it out once a month or so and it will retain that wow factor.