August 1, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | 4 Comments | |
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The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm F1.2 from Panasonic is the fastest ever Micro Four Thirds lens. Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are yet to be advised - 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.

Panasonic Press Release

August 1, 2013

Panasonic Corporation

Commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2, Interchangeable Lens for Micro Four Thirds System

Panasonic Corporation has realized the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 as a commercial product to achieve the fastest1 interchangeable lens under the Micro Four Thirds standard.

Panasonic has already released interchangeable lenses meeting the high 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 newly defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens as a new type continuing LEICA's legendary elements of large diameter, high quality lenses. The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 achieves the fastest1 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 digital SLR camera market.

Note 1. For an AF interchangeable lens, as of August 1 2013, according to research by Panasonic.
Note 2. Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are yet to be advised.
See the lenses road map on our website
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*LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
*SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG.

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#1 Tom Piotrowski

Your introductory line is rather deceptive. "Fastest ever Micro Four Third Lens"? Not as fast as Voigtlander Nokton 25mm lens for MFT with 0.95

10:41 am - Thursday, August 1, 2013

#2 Roel John Bobis

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3:01 pm - Saturday, August 3, 2013

#3 John

+1 on what Tom said, my first thought when I read the article...

8:43 am - Sunday, August 4, 2013

#4 joushikijin

As @TomPiotrowski mentioned already, Voigtländer being officially a member of the Micro Four Thirds consortium, has three Micro Four Thirds lenses that are faster with an maximum Aperture of f/0.95. Furthermore does SLR Magic produce the Hyper Prime Noktor 50mm f/0.95 with native Micro Four Thirds Mount.

7:45 am - Monday, August 5, 2013