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Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 NOCTICRON !

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Livnius, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Apparently officially announced by Panasonic this morning.
    More details to follow i suppose.
     
  2. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    579
    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    It's going to be interesting to see the price...
     
  3. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    350
    Dec 8, 2012
    first ever lens with f1.2 and image stabilization? cool.
     
  4. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

    991
    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
    My guess, 1299usd
    Thats a serious marriage breaker :)
     
  5. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    If Pana is starting to put IBIS then when are they still producing lenses with IS built in? Make up your mind Pana. Looks interesting but the IS will be useless feature for Oly bodies and will cost more.
     
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    All current Panasonic bodies like IBIS. Presumably Panasonic would like to sell to them too.
     
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  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    My mortgage hates these threads.
     
  8. Hagane

    Hagane Mu-43 Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Limburg, Netherlands
    All Pana-bodies to date rely on Lens IS (and we don't know how good IBIS in the GX7 will be) and aside from the EM-5 and E-P5 the Oly IBIS isn't that good.

    So from my perspective as a G5 and EPM-1 user the IS makes sense and the lens is thus more attractive for me.
     
  9. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    I've had an E-P1, and the IS is not even worth turning on. hahaha The OM-D is what made me sell off my D600 and lenses. But if you get a lens with IS, it feels like you're paying for a feature you're never going to use if you already have 5-axis. Maybe stick to the 75 1.8? Even if it's longer..:confused:
     
  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Given the focal length...a $1000 dollar 85mm eqv Nocticron is of more value and versatile to me than a 150mm eqv $900 Oly 75mm....irrespective of how amazing the 75mm is, it's just too difficult a focal length to be generally versatile for me.
     
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  11. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Aug 26, 2011
    At $1,000 yes. I hope that will be the price or cheaper. :smile:
     
  12. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    I have read it on one of the sites I have visited (I think it was Pana Japan but don't have time to check) that it is about as effective as Mega OIS - which makes it 1 stop.
     
  13. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
    Q
    nocticron = noctilux + summicron?
     
  14. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Wow this lens sounds expensive...

    Two fancy names - Leica and Nocticron as well as an aperture ring.

    I was budgeting US$1200 for it but I bet it is quite a bit more.
     
  15. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I think I'll quit photography now before I go broke...
     
  16. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
  17. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    So next we have to decide what we are going to pay for it. Canon 50/1.2 is something around 1500 euros and it doesn't have IS. I would be surprised, if it stays around 1000 euros and if it is over 1500 nobody would buy it. Okay, everybody here, but nobody else :biggrin:
     
  18. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    :eek: don't do that Vin.. MFT survives on people like us :wink: and this forum :biggrin: