Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens for micro four thirds cameras. Panasonic today released a new “Leica” name for the 42,5mm f/1.2 called Nocticron along with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 compact system camera.
The new Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens the fastest auto focus interchangeable lens in the Micro Four Thirds standard for the LUMIX G Series cameras.
There is no price information announced for the Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens. According to Panasonic’s lens roadmap, the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm F1.2 is schduled for release in 2013 or later, along with a 150mm f2.8 lens.
Below are the full press release with the two product images.
Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F/1.2 Lens Announced
NEWARK, NJ (August 1, 2013) Panasonic today announced the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm F1.2 lens, the fastest (1) interchangeable lens in the Micro Four Thirds standard for the LUMIX G Series cameras.
Previously, Panasonic has marketed interchangeable lenses meeting LEICA specifications, including the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. and the LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. The name “NOCTICRON” was defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens type continuing LEICA’s legendary elements of large diameter, high quality lenses. The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 achieves the fastest (1) F1.2 for a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens, becoming the first large diameter, high performance NOCTICRON lens.
Panasonic will continue to further advance its product development to meet the diverse needs of customers in the globally expanding Micro Four Thirds market.