It was at the beginning of this new month that we brought you word of the Panasonic Lumix GX7 being made official, and there was also a lens announcement to accompany that bit of news. Apparently, you might want to increase your creative shooting process with the introduction of the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm/F1.2 lens, too. After all, the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm/F1.2 happens to be the fastest interchangeable lens for the Lumix G series of Micro Four Thirds cameras, so it would prove to be a valuable addition to your shooting arsenal.
In the past, Panasonic marketed interchangeable lenses that meet LEICA specifications, including the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. and the LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. As for the name “NOCTICRON” itself, it has been defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens type in order to continue with LEICA’s legendary elements of large diameter, high quality lenses. The LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 prides itself in achieving the fastest1 F1.2 for a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens, and is also proud to be the first large diameter, high performance NOCTICRON lens. [Press Release]