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9.5 out of 10

Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 LEICA DG NOCTICRON ASPH

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 LEICA DG NOCTICRON ASPH

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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Cookie, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I travel a lot, and I like to pack light. I ended up with only 3 lenses that I take with me, and this being the one of the 3, and also this is the one I use the most. It is not the lightest of the micro 4/3 but the image quality is great. It is a very fast lens, and you can shoot with low iso, and without flash in low light. I am using it with GH4.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

worth the money

document life, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Gave me the leica look that I wanted from my m lens with autofocus. Yes very expensive but good glass is always worth it. It will outlast the body if the OIS stays good. You can hear it stabilizing however...now I want the 25mm and a new oly body.
  • Pros: Buttery smooth focus ring, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Feels Like 1600 Dollars, Nice Bokeh, Nice Metal Hood, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Breathtaking

Seano, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a novice that purchased a GH4 and this lens from B&H 2 weeks ago. I bought it for my stepdaughters wedding this past weekend in beautiful northern Minnesota. Wow. Just, wow. Crisp, FAST focus, lightweight, not 'in your face'; this thing does all the work for a newbie photographer.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

GeoS, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Finally the micro-4/3 line is starting to fill with fast aperture lenses. This is the fastest lens in this focal length category that has autofocus. In addition, it come with optical image stabilization - a plus when using it Panasonic cameras. The bokeh on this lens is very nice and is equivalent to an 85mm f/2.4 lens from the depth-of-field perspective.
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Overall 10
10

Superb

Amudgarden, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens on the GH4 predominantly as a walk-around travel camera. I cannot say enough good things about this lens...it's tack-sharp, and even wide-open it produces crisp images without significant CA. I enjoy using it wide-open to obtain the shallow depth of field effect...in a micro-four thirds-size sensor, to get this kind of shallow DOF is stunningly impressive.It's not light, but what you lose in weight, you gain in speed and optical quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Lens

Bill T, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Given its high price I did expect this lens to be great so my expectations was high. Knowing the m43 sensor size I wanted a lens that does decent DOF so I went for F1.2. Some backgrounds - I am new to the m43 format, my other cameras are Nikon D700 (full frame) and Fuji X100S (APS-C). Sample pictures are taken using Panasonic GM1.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp At F12, Sharp Image, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Leica Glass Superlative for Micro 4/3

RLM, B&H Photo
2 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent low-light capacity. Works well to complement the Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95 on the Lumix G6. I use this quasi-journalistically in available light for portraits and two-shots. So far nothing negative to say. The lens is sharp and contrasty and well worth the rather high price.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Definitely the Best

Sam in Michigan, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens that will give you excellent results. Undoubtedly the best that m4/3 currently has to offer. If the cost is not an issue, this is the lens that every m4/3 user needs to have. Great for portraits. Autofocus is fast. It is a little heavy and large for what is supposed to be a compact system but if you're buying this lens, it isn't for the size but the results.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great lens!

flyin_hawaiian, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Incredible lens and incredibly solid build. f1.2 is simply incredible. Price is pretty high though.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 10
10

An excellent lens for low light

via101, B&H Photo
18 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 1. Superb image quality. 2. An excellent build quality. 4. A very fast auto-focus. 5. Manual aperture ring - very nicely done. 6. Manual focus is excellent. Large and heavier than Panasonic GX7 body itself.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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