Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH Review

4.5
January 21, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 42.5mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH lens was attached to a Panasonic Lumix GX7 compact system camera, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. The self-timer was used to avoid any vibrations from pressing the shutter release. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 42.5mm

Centre sharpness is more than acceptable wide open at f/1.2, and simply outstanding from f/2-f/11, with diffraction adversely affecting f/16.

Edge sharpness is impressively almost as good, with the best results obtained from f/2.8-f/8.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/1.2
f/2
f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16

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