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PanasonicLUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens
 
5.0

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice bokeh (22)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (20)
  • Strong construction (19)
  • Consistent output (12)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Low light (17)
  • Night photography (14)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Video (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast and fantastic!

By Joey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

This is a great prime for the GH5! Love the stability and speed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best lens I own

By Chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

Hands down the best lens I have ever owned. Take this and it's image stabilizer and pair with the new gh5 and wow, you got some smooth footage with incredible depth. Great portrait lens as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't miss this one!

By Stephen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

I bought the 42.5 Nocticron for low light portrait shooting on my em1. Notwithstanding the well documented balky autofocus problems with the em1 in low light, I recently shot close-up people pictures at f1.2, ISO 12,800 at an Independence Day celebration in the Dominican Republic with truly outstanding results. In regular light, of course, there are no autofocus problems and the lens is as sharp as advertised, while the bokeh is creamy. A beautiful lens which looks and feels terrific on an em1. Many people comment on what a great looking rig it is. Glad I picked it up.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny for getting the best images.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

One of the best lenses I've ever used during 40 years of photography and videography. Sharp, fast, accurate color, great AF and nice manual focus control.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Leica Nocticron

By Hugh

from Litchfield, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

After a year of my thinking about it, B&H had a couple hundred bucks off sale, so I bought one. I come from decades of great Nikon gear, so appreciate a nice sharp image. Other objective technical reviewers have said this lens is among the best of any brand, and my subjective opinion concurs. The focal length is a sweet-spot for portraits, gardens, family dogs and kids, and many other applications. Bokeh is just what you want, and the 1.2 aperture offers new opportunities in non-flash low light. Yes, it costs a few extra bucks, but if quality is important to you, get one.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes I will buy this product again.

By Travis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

Honestly one of the best lens I ever owned / used. You may be hesitant with the price but the 1.2 f.stop really saves you in low lighting situations. The separation between your backdrop and focus subject is amazing. I do not recommend using this lens on a light mobile tripod for video because if the F-stop is completely open you will see the slightest jitters if tripod is not sturdy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great M4/3 lens!

By NCphoto

from Raleigh, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

I'm using the 42.5 lens primarily for headshots but feel that it's a great all around "people' lens if you're looking to obtain shallow depth of field on the M 4/3 cameras. I've read some reviews that felt the lens was large or heavy but i haven't found it to be either one (at least when compared to DSLR lenses)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best lens I ever had

By JM

from Lake Success, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

I took about 300 shots with it so far, about 100 of it at 1.2 f-stop - tack sharp and colors are great.

(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice lens

By ruth the hiker

from Kingman AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

Nice lens up to Leica standards

(7 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product!

By Kenneth

from Hackensack

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

Best lens that i ever had!

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Indy Traveler

from Indianapolis

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

I recently switched from Canon to the micro four thirds system, and this was my first prime for my new GX-8. Photos with this combo have all been stunning. It's an extraordinarily fast lens, and the colors just pop. Yes, the lens is heavier and pricier than many lenses in this system. But wow, what a difference it makes. Highly recommended.

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The absolute best bar none

By CHNJAB

from Oakland NJ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Amazing
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Expensive But Worth It

Best Uses

  • Anything It's Pointed At
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

The ratings and prior reviews are 100% correct. Absolutely the best lens in the bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must for M43

By Loves Nocticron

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Perfect
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Stability Not As Good

Best Uses

  • Baby Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Night Photography
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

Amazing, simply amazing!! Had the Oly 45mm and sold it for this beast. Needed the stability for video and sharpness at f/1.2. Did not disappoint!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every dollar

By Nanc

from Casper, WY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

    This is an incredibly sharp, fast focusing lens definitely giving you at least 3 stops with the optical image stabilization built into this lens. Hesitated to spend the dollars, but absolutely no regrets. Excellent f/1.2 when needed for low light situations, great portrait lens and everything else you want to photograph in the 95mm (35mm equivalent) photo range.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    O' Yes

    By Duckling65

    from Simi Valley CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

      Unfortunately this was the first lens I got with the GH4. Now every other lens I have tried does not come even close to this. I even have the Sigma 18-35 art lens with the new metabones speedbooster XL 0.64 which takes me to f/1.1 and that does not even come close to how good this 42.5 looks.
      it is worth every penny

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The sharpest lens I have ever owned.

      By Lanscape Photographer

      from Roseville, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

        I had many cameras Canons, Nikons with all the pro lenses within the past 40 years, but I have not seen anything so perfect and razor sharp with incredible details, from the very edge to edge and corner to corner.
        This lens just blew me away, no words can describe the fantastic quality of workmanship and performance of this lens.
        Expensive: Yes But believe me it is worth every penny of it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (38 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Comparison

        By oly35100

        from Wilton, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

          Rented both this lens and the Voigtlander 42.5 0.95...liked AF and handling of the Lumix but in the end the Voigtlander was the winner...All of us 4/3 owners relish that full frame look of extreme beautiful bokeh..the lumix comes close but the Voigtlander matches and exceeds the 1.8 full frame look...of couse this lens has manual focus but would buy this lens over and over again (that is how good it is)..But if you want to come close the Lumix is definitely no slouch...

          (12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Superb lens. Worth every Shekel.

          By Snapshot

          from New York City, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Microtome Sharpness
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Bad Lens Shade

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

          Great lens.. NO! Fantastic lens! Fast in focus and light gathering, gorgeous bokeh, and SHARP!

          However the shade being metal is plain AWFUL, particularly when you have new age plastics that will absorb shock and are more resilient. The metal transmits damage when placing down or accidentally hitting a wall or door frame. Furthermore, the lack of bayonet mount, wobble (easy to lose) and glue sweat is awful.

          A good target for engineering a shade is the Oly m.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO => bayonet, metal mount ring and squeeze latch 'a la' Leica 35mm Summicron, and PLASTIC front (ideally Nylon, {or carbon fiber for the Sunday photographers}).

          Minor issue, but problematic, the "A" setting on the f/stop ring setting does not lock down (Gaffer to the rescue!). Maybe Nocticron II with a good shade and a button lock on the "A" setting?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Favorite mft portrait lens

          By Martin Reiser

          from Singapore

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

            This is a superb lens, extremely sharp even at f1.2, wonderful bockeh and excellent build. Most highly recommended, well worth its price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of my favorites!

            By ibmradio.

            from Clyde, Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lens:

            A real workhorse in my productions. It rarely comes off the GH4 body. Great bokeh and a nice focal length of around 90mm on the GH4 in 4K mode. Super sharp between f2.2 and f8. Nice and creamy at f1.2 -f2. It does fringe in high contrast areas if wide open, but doesn't seem to be too distracting in video mode and it is fixable in post with stills quite easily.

            Solid metal build too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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