Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens Review and Test Results

DxOMark posted their test results for the new Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens which is a fast portrait prime lens for micro four thirds system cameras.

They reviewed the prime lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras which is selling with a price for $1,599. The Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens had a very good score and become the best performing MFT lens model to date.

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens scored 28 points and this is the best score in all MFT lenses also 1 point above the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8 lens. The new Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 tested with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 micro four thirds shooter.



Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens Review and Test Results


From DxOMark review :

Although this is a bold step for Panasonic, the price is a going to be a stumbling block for the majority, particularly as it has to sway users away from the diminutive and accessibly priced Olympus 45mm f1.8.
That model is both discrete and a very good performer, although it’s someway behind in build and in outright optical quality. Looking at the line-up as a whole it’s uncomfortably close to 45mm and the longer 75mm f1.8, yet there seems little doubt it will tempt enthusiasts looking for an edge in performance and to the advantages of returning to an aperture ring.

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