by Ian Burley
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 fastest 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.
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*SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG.