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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens Preview

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens Preview - 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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Product : Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2
Price : £1,399
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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



Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
General
Lens Mounts
  • Panasonic Micro Four Thirds
  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds
Lens
Focal Length42.5mm
Angle of View29
Max Aperturef/1.2
Min Aperturef/16
Filter Size67mm
35mm equivalent85mm
Internal focusingYes
Focusing
Min Focus50cm
StabilisedYes
Construction
Blades9
Elements14
Groups11
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight425g
Height76.8mm

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sasan 1 27
14 Jan 2014 1:38PM
f/1.2 !!
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ChrisV 8 827 26 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 4:25PM
1,399!!
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