Reviews and Problems with Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 LEICA DG NOCTICRON ASPH
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Brian Keairns, Amazon
28 January 2015
Summary: I use the Leica DG Nocticron for stills and video. It's incredibly sharp, focuses fast, has effective image stabilization, creates creamy background blur and produces great color and contrast. This is an elite lens and it stacks up well against elite lenses in any format. The MFT system has some great lenses in this focal range but nothing else has the unique look this lens produces.
Summary: This is a wonderful, amazing lens. Since it's a prime, it's not as versatile as the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm, but the colors, contrast, and overall look are so amazing that I love having opportunities to use it. This is one of those lenses that transcends its specs to produce images that are magical. The wide aperture works incredibly well for low-light situations or shallow depth-of-field effects.
Summary: This lens is solid and robust, and the optical quality is superb. I love that it has the traditional leaf shutter that is so rarely found on digital lenses. I use this lens with my Pan Lumix GX7 and GH3, so I gain its full functionality. I initially hesitated about investing in it as I'm building my portrait business from scratch at the moment so it is important for me to get as much bang as possible for my buck.
Summary: It's the best lens we own for the micro four thirds system. We also own the Voigtlander 42.5/0.95 and this one is much more corrected as well as has much better output. Compared to Canon and Nikon, this is our portrait lens of choice and the only systems that offer more/different are Hasselblad and Leica M.
A Jewel of a lens with one drawback from making it flawless. .
Mr. Rai "KREAL", Amazon
23 June 2014
Summary: When I first started shooting video and photos with this lens it truly made me believe that the quality of glass will make or break your captured moments. My clients and future clients have been truly amazed by the shots I've captured with this lens. Although their is one drawback I noticed and it maybe just the copy that I received. The problem I noticed is with the auto focus. When in video mode or photo the lens has a hard time focusing in on subjects closeby.
Summary: I rented this lens and used it extensively over the past 5 days...it is an exceptional lens...the bokeh is the nicest I have seen for micro four thirds...but the 75 1.8 is almost there...and that is what I will keep using... I cannot justify the price for this lens...If you use micro four thirds and mAKE A LIVING SHOOTING PORTRAITS...i WOULD SAY ...GO FOR IT...sTEVE hUFF TALKS ABOUT IT HAVING A 3d POP..
The sweetest perfection for Micro 4/3..but it will cost you.
Steve Huff, Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: I have been shooting with this lens to review it for the last 2 weeks (my full review is online and can be googled) and I will state right off the bat, that YES it is expensive. I am not going to say "expensive for a Micro 4/3 lens" as I am one who feels Micro 4/3 can compete with ANY format, even full frame. I use and own a Leica M 240 with a couple of Leica's best lenses yet my #1 goto camera is the Olympus E-M1.
Summary: An expensive lens but the image is almost as beautiful as that coming from my EF 70-200 F2.8L USM II. It's built like a tank and is heavy for a 4/3 lens. But it's a very high quality lens with exceptional performance in low light.
Summary: I just received my latest lens today for my GH4, the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS that is one of the sharpest lenses tested on Lenstip . It is the fastest lens made with OIS and should be great for handheld 4K low light shots with shallow DOF since it's sharp wide open . From the few test shots I did it looks like it will be on my GH4 more than any other lens.