Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Review

January 21, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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The Leica Nocticron is a premium short telephoto lens for the Micro Four Thirds system with a 42.5mm focal length and bright f1.2 aperture. When mounted on a Panasonic or Olympus Micro Four Thirds body, it delivers equivalent coverage of 85mm, making it ideal for portrait work or capturing tighter views than a standard lens. The bright f1.2 focal ratio gathers twice as much light as f1.8, making it ideal in low light, while also delivering shallower depth of field effects, again perfect for portrait work.
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If you view the rangefinder Leica or Epson cameras as a separate category, the Micro 4/3, launched in 2008, remains the oldest mirrorless system. That system is very actively supported by Olympus and Panasonic, with the addition of lenses produced by such companies as Samyang, Sigma, Tamron or Voigtlander so the choice of different optics is really huge.
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