Hi all, Just took my Noctilux out for a late night stroll in this Christmas day in the middle if an east coast snow storm. Since I just got the Noct last spring I was wondering how it would fare in actual shooting conditions in inclement weather.I definately have been missing the small size of my f2 35mm Summicron for this type of work since I sold it, but the Noct did great. At first I was worried about the size of the outfit, but decided to wear it under my winter coat with the lens tilted down in front,and with removible shade attached with my M3.This arrangement worked well to shoot fast when I needed to and also kept the snow which was fierce, off the camera.The Noct focused incredibly easily with gloves on which is a plus over the smaller lenses in a snowstorm, where leather gloves fumble a bit. On the M3 the images came quick and clear and I was generally shooting at a 60th at f1 with no need for a meter at 1600. The aperture and shutter speed needed to be checked before each round of shots as since it was going in and out of my winter coat sometimes the settings changed with out my wanting them too, but this was less of a problem with this lens than others I've used.All in all a great lens and very usable in this type of situation. I really like the Leica in these conditions and the Noctilux is no exception with its beautiful capabilities at night. Even in a snow storm!