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    The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    I have just received a 42.5mm f/1.2 from Panasonic UK to evaluate. My goodness it's huge - it's physically larger and heavier than the m.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, which is already a hefty beast. And compared to the m.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 - it's almost 3 times as heavy. That's the cost of being one and a third stops brighter.

    But that heft is reassuring in a way and of course this lens promises hugely in terms of optical performance.

    Can't wait to post some shots

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    All of these were taken using a Panasonic GH2:


    @f/1.2


    @f/1.8 - you can see there is less background blur than at f/1.2


    @f/1.2 (Un-cropped)


    @f/1.2 (Cropped)


    @f/1.2 (Un-cropped)


    @f/1.2 (Cropped)

    So far I'm extremely impressed with the Noctiron No sign of CA at all so far. All these images were processed in Lightroom 5.3 from RAW files.

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here



    Another at f/1.2 - see the barbs on Cindy's tongue?

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    Either your sensor or your cat needs a better dust-reduction system.

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    That would mean to shake the cat rapidly...

    I've checked some other sites for samples as well and this lens can make a G.A.S really bad, just like the Voigtländer 42.5/0.95. What slightly helps is its price tag.
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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    [QUOTE= I've checked some other sites for samples as well and this lens can make a G.A.S really bad, just like the Voigtländer 42.5/0.95. What slightly helps is its price tag.[/QUOTE]

    Pardon my ignorance - G.A.S ?

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    Gadget Acquisition Syndrome I believe

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Lama View Post
    That would mean to shake the cat rapidly...

    I've checked some other sites for samples as well and this lens can make a G.A.S really bad, just like the Voigtländer 42.5/0.95. What slightly helps is its price tag.
    What a great idea - hey puss puss puss, time for your ultrasonic dust reduction...

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    Re: The Panasonic Leica Noctiron 42.5mm f/1.2 is here

    We had an ultra sonic cleaner for cleaning electron microscope apertures in a photo department I ran. I used it for cleaning my bikes carburettor jets.
    It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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