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January 06, 2014

Official: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Noctictron M43rds lens [with preview and samples]

It is not just a sea of fixed lens camera announcements. Panasonic+Leica wants to drill a hole in your wallet as they have officially announced the new Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Nocticron ASPH PowerOIS prime lens for Micro Four Thirds. It has a price of $1600 (USA market) and 1500 euro (European market).

This is a real lens, there is photographic evidence of its existence, a hands-on post with two full-size sample pictures taken with the Panasonic GX7 at ePhotozine.

Press release parade at dpreview and Photoscala.de and ePhotozine.

You can also check/relive Panasonic's CES 2014 presentation at CNet at CES.

UPDATE: the lens is now available for pre-order for $1600 at B&H Photo.


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