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Category: Interchangeable Lenses
Product: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2
Price: £1,399.00

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens - Hands-on and sample photos with the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Micro Four Thirds lens. Updated with additional sample photos.

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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42 5mm F1 2 Asph (8)

A solidly built metal lens for Panasonic, Olympus, and other Micro Four Thirds cameras, this new lens has a superior build quality to it compared to previews Leica DG branded lenses, and features a mechanical aperture ring on the lens barrel. The lens will be available for £1,399 from March 2014.

Read our full Leica DG Nocticron f/1.2 ASPH. lens review.

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42 5mm F1 2 Black (6)

It is one of the brightest auto-focus lenses available for Micro Four Thirds, with the previous brightest being the Leica DG 25mm f/1.4 lens, and although other brighter lenses are available, such as the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95, this is an entirely manual lens.

Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Features and Handling

Panasonic Lumix GX7 Leica DG Nocticron 42 5mm F1 2 Asph (2)

The lens comes with a deep metal hood which is held on with a small screw, as shown above, to avoid any glare or stray light falling on the front of the lens. The side also features AF/MF and OIS switches to quickly switch these on or off.

Panasonic Lumix GX7 Leica DG Nocticron 42 5mm F1 2 Asph (3)

The lens is the first electronically connected Micro Four Thirds lens to feature an aperture ring on the body, and this also features an A setting to leave the aperture on automatic letting the camera set the aperture.

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42 5mm F1 2 Asph (5)

Key features

  • 42.5mm, 85mm equivalent, 29degree angle of view
  • f/1.2 - f/16 aperture
  • Power Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 2 ASPH, 1 ED, 1 UHR elements (Ultra High Refraction)
  • 14 elements in 11 groups, 9 aperture blades (for excellent bokeh)
  • Nano surface coating
  • Internal focus, contrast AF / stepping motor
  • 0.5m closest focus
  • 67mm filter thread
  • 74mm diameter, 76.8mm length, 425g weight
  • Product code: H-NS043
Read our full Leica DG Nocticron f/1.2 ASPH. lens review.

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Other sample images

GX7 | 1/100 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 500

GX7 | 1/100 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 500
High-Res

GX7 | 1/100 sec | f/1.4 | 43.0 mm | ISO 320

GX7 | 1/100 sec | f/1.4 | 43.0 mm | ISO 320
High-Res

E-M5 | 1/100 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 1250

E-M5 | 1/100 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 1250
High-Res

E-M5 | 1/100 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 640

E-M5 | 1/100 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 640
High-Res

f/1.2 Night Wide-Open JPEG (E-M5) | 1/15 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200

f/1.2 Night Wide-Open JPEG (E-M5) | 1/15 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

f/8 Night Shot JPEG (E-M5) | 2.5 sec | f/8.0 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200

f/8 Night Shot JPEG (E-M5) | 2.5 sec | f/8.0 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

GX7 | f/1.2 | 1/250 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200

GX7 | f/1.2 | 1/250 sec | f/1.2 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

GX7 | f/5.6 | 1/15 sec | f/5.6 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200

GX7 | f/5.6 | 1/15 sec | f/5.6 | 43.0 mm | ISO 200
High-Res



Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
General
Lens Mounts
  • Panasonic Micro Four Thirds
  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Lens
Focal Length 42.5mm
Angle of View 29
Max Aperture f/1.2
Min Aperture f/16
Filter Size 67mm
35mm equivalent 85mm
Internal focusing Yes
Focusing
Min Focus 50cm
Stabilised Yes
Construction
Blades 9
Elements 14
Groups 11
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
Weight 425g
Height 76.8mm

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sasan
sasan  27 forum posts
14 Jan 2014 - 1:38 PM

f/1.2 !!
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24 Jan 2014 - 4:25 PM

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