Further readings for the Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH
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Packed with a raft of high-end features, including 5-axis image stabilization, a new hybrid autofocus system, and a 50Mp high-res shot mode, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (E-M1 II) builds on what was already a popular and revered first model. The newly-developed 20.4Mp sensor is also the first Micro-Four-Thirds (MFT) sensor chip to crash through the 80-point barrier in our industry-standard lab tests, making E-M1 II the highest-ranked MTF sensor in our database. (Read the full review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II here.)
If you’re in the market fora new lens to go on the Olympus E-PL7, our best lenses review has all the info you need to know. Analysing results for eighteen prime and eighteen zoom lenses, we look at the results for wide-angle, standard and telephoto focal lengths separately so you can pick out the right lens for you.
The Micro-Four-Thirds 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless model with an attractive feature set, including a high-resolution EVF and some advanced video functionality — as well as, of course, access to a large range of native-mount lenses from Panasonic and Olympus, in addition to a growing number from third parties. Our lab tests show that the camera sensor performs very well, but that’s only a part of the imaging chain. How well does this camera perform when coupled with some of the best performing lenses in the range? Read on to find out.
We’ve analyzed the image quality of 33 lens models, around 70% of the current range using the native MFT mount, on the new Olympus OM-D EM-10. Read on to find out which of those lenses perform best and which, if any, you should try and avoid when paired with the new camera.
Following the lens recommendations for Lumix DMC-GX7 we’ve now analyzed the image quality of Panasonic’s diminutive GM1 with over 33 lenses to assess the imaging characteristics specifically with the new camera. Read on to find out which of those models you should be using, and which, if any, you should try and avoid.
After evaluating Panasonic’s high-end Leica 15mm f1.7 Summilux lens, we’ve continued the theme by assessing the firm’s ultra-high speed stabilized 42.5mm f1.2 Nocticron model. Read on to find out if this new lens can contend with the best offerings from its partner and rival Olympus.
Lumix 42.5 f1.2 lens, is > 1 stop faster than f1.8 not "less than 0.5 stops faster"!
I don't understand how a technical site like this can make such downright misleading statements? I am speaking about this:
"Olympus also offers a model that will, arguably, more directly compete with the new Leica lens. The 45mm is just a quarter of the price, and at f1.8, less than ½ a stop slower (1/3 stop when measured)."
Do you even know what a stop signifies? The difference between an f1.7 and an f1.2 lens is ONE FULL STOP more light, so the difference between f1.8 and f1.2 is EVEN MORE THAN ONE FULL STOP. Your statement that the difference between f1.8 and f1.2 is "less than half a stop" is just wrong.
Would you say the difference between f1.4 and f2.0 is "just 0.6 stops"? NO. It is one full stop.
Please correct this grossly misleading statement in your review.
Hi, I have been waiting patiently this whole month but the DxO optics module for this particular lens has still not been released. Your 'Supported Equipment' page has a target date of '03.2014'. Any idea when it will be released? Thanks