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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

GeoS, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Glass - at a price

Joe, B&H Photo
21 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Optically this is a truly wonderful lens. If you are looking for a very fast 85mm equivalent lens for your m43 body that also has autofocus, this lens will not let you down - even at f/1.2 it is razor sharp in the center and quite sharp even to the corners. There is a hint of LoCA in some of the out of focus elements at f/1.2, but surprisingly little (I don't know if my E-M1 is doing in-camera processing on those aberrations even on RAW files or not).
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Expensive, Not Weather Sealed
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Overall 10
10

I wish I had this on Nikon FX

nightmedia, B&H Photo
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The MFT platform is what it is, a limited platform when it comes to DOF because of the sensor size. The 40-45 mm range on MFT is effectively littered with good-to-excellent lenses, not so much when you go wider or longer, so the competition is stiff.In its own right, this is a fantastic lens in any way.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Expensive and worth it.

Mr. Fearless, B&H Photo
9 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had it for a short time but so far I am extremely impressed with its performance. Using it on my GH3 for video, I find that it does a fantastic job of pulling focus for me. This is the sharpest MFT lens I own now. I really want Leica and Panasonic to make some wider lenses that work as well as this. I don't mind that it's a little heavy. I am willing to carry it because it just looks so great.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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